Ethiopia | Looking Back and Looking Ahead #TBT

Ethiopia | Looking Back and Looking Ahead #TBT It has been over four years since I had the privilege of leading a team of pastors on a short-term mission trip to Ethiopia. A lot has changed over the last years, but by … Read More

Mars Hill RICO: Dismissed, What’s Next?

Mars Hill RICO: Dismissed, What’s Next? Since 2014, former members of Mars Hill Church threatened to and then filed a civil RICO litigation against me. I was never served with the lawsuit.  Although the plaintiffs filed a 42-page public complaint, … Read More

Mars Hill RICO: Judge’s Ruling

Mars Hill RICO: Judge’s Ruling (This ruling was delivered to me from Judge James L. Robart on August 25, 2016)   UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE I. INTRODUCTION Before the court are Defendants John Sutton … Read More

Sons & Daughters – No Longer an Orphan

Sons & Daughters – No Longer an Orphan Ephesians 1:5-6: “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons [and daughters] through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which … Read More

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

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

Mars Hill RICO: My Letter to the Plaintiffs

Mars Hill RICO: My Letter to the Plaintiffs (This letter was sent to the plaintiffs on March 6, 2016) Dear Brian and Connie Jacobson, and Ryan and Arica Kildea, I saw the lawsuit posted online this Monday, but I have … Read More

Mars Hill RICO: Requesting Service in Seattle

Mars Hill RICO: Requesting Service in Seattle On April 7th, 2016, my attorney requested to receive service of the lawsuit at his office in Seattle via email and on April 11th in writing. We never heard a response from Brian … Read More

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

Mars Hill RICO: My Declarations

Civil RICO Lawsuit – My Declarations UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE I, JOHN SUTTON TURNER, declare as follows: I am over the age of eighteen years and I am competent to testify to the matters … Read More

Mars Hill RICO: My Response to the Court

Civil RICO Lawsuit – My Response to the Court UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE   I. RELIEF REQUESTED Defendant John Sutton Turner requests an order dismissing all of Plaintiffs’ claims against him for failure to … Read More

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

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

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

Mars Hill Global – My Heart, My Mistakes, and My Critics

Mars Hill Global – My Heart, My Mistakes, and My Critics For almost a year now, significant tumult, emotion, and discussion has surrounded Mars Hill Global. Now that some time has passed since Mars Hill Church’s closure, I wanted to … Read More

Learning, Growing, & Communicating Under Criticism

Learning, Growing, & Communicating Under Criticism For the past several weeks, I have been planning to discuss the lessons I have learned from events and mistakes at Mars Hill Church on my website. Earlier this week, I wrote three separate … Read More

The Vision of Mars Hill Global #TBT

The Vision of Mars Hill Global #TBT My very first video from Ethiopia was run 21 straight weeks in front of the podcast from December 2012 to May 2013. In this video I say: “Howdy, Mars Hill Church and the … Read More

Get “Invest” For Free

Get “Invest” For Free In 2013, I had the privilege of writing a book called “Invest: Your Gifts for His Mission.” In it, I share the knowledge that the Lord has graciously given me over the years in business and … Read More

Sutton’s Testimony

Sutton’s Testimony This video was produced in 2012 and tells the story of God’s grace in my life: from salvation to service. Many of you don’t know my story of how God saved me so I wanted to post it. It … Read More