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His News, Your Barriers

His News, Your Barriers While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are … Read More

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Sponsor A Child

Sponsor A Child It is an honor to have the opportunity to support such a great organization, Compassion International. This video serves as a reminder of great need for your partnership with them all over the world, but specifically in Ethiopia. … Read More

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What’s next for Ethiopia, Jesus?

What’s next for Ethiopia, Jesus? Since the making of this video, I have been back to Ethiopia a few more times. The purpose for and the experiences during the trips vary, but the love I have for the people never … Read More

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Unity in the Church

Unity in the Church While a member of Mars Hill Church, I was honored to serve on the team that wrote inductive studies in support of the sermon series. From 2011 to 2014, we wrote seven inductive studies; many are … Read More

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Mars Hill RICO: Hail Mary Failed – Plaintiffs Agree to Dismiss

Mars Hill RICO: Hail Mary Failed – Plaintiffs Agree to Dismiss I am very thankful that this civil RICO litigation will soon be over as the Plaintiffs have asked the court to dismiss the case since they failed to serve … Read More

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Mars Hill RICO: My Correspondence with Plaintiffs

Mars Hill RICO: My Correspondence with Plaintiffs On February 29th, 2015, I was named in a Civil RICO lawsuit brought by Plaintiffs Brian and Connie Jacobsen and Ryan and Arica Kildea.  The Plaintiffs filed a 42-page complaint containing false accusations … Read More

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Mars Hill RICO: Never Served

Mars Hill RICO: Never Served Yesterday, my attorney filed a motion to dismiss the case that was pending against me. Even though the Jacobsens and Kildeas (Plaintiffs) and Brian Fahling (Plaintiff’s attorney) filed a 42-page document with the court and … Read More

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Mars Hill RICO: Grieved and Saddened

Civil RICO: Grieved and Saddened I am deeply grieved and saddened along with my friends and former members of Mars Hill at the closing of our church. It was a ministry that grew me into a more godly man, husband, … Read More

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Our Amazing God: Mesfin’s Story

Our Amazing God: Mesfin’s Story I’m not usually a crier but there are certainly times that the my heart is unmistakably touched and irresistibly moved. This video is one of those times. You will be introduced to Mesfin in this … Read More

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Persecution & Providence: Pray for Birhanu D.

Persecution & Providence: Pray for Birhanu D. I’m so excited to share this video with you all because it will mean that more of us are praying for Birhanu D., a faithful servant of the Lord in Ethiopia. He is … Read More

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We are Family

We are Family “Throwback Thursdays” are quickly becoming one of my favorite social media trends. It allows me the chance to sift through older videos and be reminded of all that God has taught me through through the years, specifically … Read More

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Meet Pastor Birhanu M.

Meet Pastor Birhanu M –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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Meet Pastor Tadesse K.

Meet Pastor Tadesse –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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What is an Executive Pastor?

What is an Executive Pastor? Serve Jesus. Serve your church. Serve your lead pastor. This simple job description defines the role of the executive pastor. At Mars Hill, the executive pastor (XP) was the second hire we made for any … Read More

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Werku’s Prayer

Werku’s Prayer Jesus saved me on a trip to Africa in 2005, and since then I have had the opportunity to visit the continent a dozen times. Early on in my travels, I was privileged to meet Werku Golle from … Read More

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You Will Be My Witnesses by Dr. Eyasu

(Pictured above) The first to receive Dr. Eyasu’s book were the members of the Executive Committee of the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC), representing over 8,000 churches and 8 million people. You Will Be My Witnesses Well, it’s now August. … Read More

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Meet Pastor Fulaa

Meet Pastor Fulaa –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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Pateros Wildfire Recovery Update

Pateros Fire Recovery Update 2015 A year ago, Eastern Washington suffered devastating loss at the flames of wildfires. It was heart-breaking to hear about our brothers and sisters across our state who were experiencing such tragedy. I had the opportunity … Read More

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Meet Pastor Gezahegn

Meet Pastor Gezahegn –Sutton Turner This is a series celebrating Jesus’ fruit-bearing through church planters in Ethiopia. In this series I will be featuring church planters in Ethiopia sent by New Covenant Foundation.

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What Does It Take To Be #2?

Who’s best suited to serve the #1? Someone who has been in that spot before. What makes a great executive pastor? This is a question I have been asked often by church pastors looking for help finding an executive pastor. … Read More

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