Meet Aragesh: One of the Most Faith-Filled Women I’ve Ever Met Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” This succinct definition of faith is right at the beginning of … Read More
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Meet Pastor Belay 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.
The Second-in-Charge: Are you a Haman or a Joseph? Whether you are a COO, a vice president, or an executive pastor, a second-in- charge by definition serves the leader of an organization. More than an executive assistant, the second-in-charge … Read More
A Helpful Guide to Cultural Unity Leadership Culture Part 3 (see part 1, part 2) A theology of forgiveness and repentance is put to the test when we have been sinned against. (Prior posts in this series covered the biblical … Read More
9 Practical Lessons on Repentance & Forgiveness Leadership Culture Part 2 (see part 1) I am sure that most of you reading yesterday’s blog on repentance and forgiveness already knew much of what I wrote and explained. You have likely … Read More
Repentance & Forgiveness of the Leader Leadership Culture Part 1 (see part 2) As I look back at my experience at Mars Hill, one of my largest areas of personal sanctification and theological growth occurred in the area of repentance … Read More
Your Problems or Your Purpose: Where is your Focus? In 1997, I started a company that grew from 3 to 380 employees in just a few years. In 2008, I founded another company that grew from 4 people to 500 … Read More
Critical Need: Church Planting in Ethiopia – You Can Help! If you have followed my ministry in even the slightest way, you know that the Lord has given me a deep heart for Ethiopia. In the interest of keeping this … Read More
Compassion, Changing Lives Meet Zewdu. He is a powerful testimony of the incredible, life-changing work of Compassion International. Compassion International was founded in 1952 to meet the needs of children orphaned during the Korean War. Today Compassion serves more than … Read More
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 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
Church Governance: Local Elders or Outside Board? ResultSource Part 3 In my first months on staff at Mars Hill Church, the ResultSource contract was approved even though I had advised my direct supervisor against it. I don’t know who approved … Read More
Good Decisions Made by the Right People ResultSource Part 2 Your church or organization needs the right people in place to make the big, difficult, culture-shifting, church-altering decisions. The Bible details the qualifications of an elder in 1 Timothy 3 … Read More
Almost Two Decades and $32M Ago in Columbus, Ohio… When I was growing up, my family lived on a street named “Wentwood” in Dallas, Texas. Then early in my career, I had the privilege of starting a company with my brother and … Read More