Evangelist Georgianna Turner
A native of Bladenboro, North Carolina, First Lady Georgianna Lee Turner was born October 25, 1947 to George and Ruthie Mae Gowens. She is married to Elder Alex Turner and they have four children: Alexis Terrell, Kimberly Aldina, Dennis Lamont, and Laslie Katura. They have two adopted children: Conisha and Cierra. They also have three grandchildren: Chanequia, Zaria, and Zion.
First lady Turner is no stranger to work or to knowing the importance of self-discipline. She began her work as a missionary at the young age of seven as she served the sick and elderly in her community. In 1967 she was filled and baptized in the Holy Ghost. In 1968 she joined Power House of Deliverance and faithfully attended Sunday school and Bible Study. She served as an usher and a Progressive Club member. In 1974 she became a Sunday school teacher and the Assistant Secretary. In 1980, the State Sunday School was recognized as the National Sunday School and she served as the Financial Secretary until 1991.
In 1983 she established and organized the “Elect Lady”, a statewide Missionary Society, in Whiteville, North Carolina. She also authored the guidebook for the society. Missionary Turner helped to establish the Faith Deliverance Prayer Band in Greensboro, NC in 1984. In 1988, she preached her initial sermon and organized the Power house of Deliverance Missionary Circle #2. As a result of the many accomplishments of this circle, Minister Turner, along with the assistance of the group, organized annual retreats to address the needs of women. These retreats have been held in North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
In 1991, Minister Turner organized a New Convert Class, strengthened the Sunday school and assisted in the Bible Study at Belview Baptist Church in Haw River, NC where her husband is Pastor. Over the years she has organized and advised he Youth Department, organized and served as President of the Women’s Auxiliary. She has been instrumental in the Sunday school and uses her ministry and teaching gifts in Wednesday night Bible Study. She also served as president of the minister’s wives and Widows Committee for the High Point Educational and Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. To continue learning and growing in the Word, Evangelist Turner attended and graduated from Greensboro Bible College in 1997.
Among her goals, Evangelist Turner, with God at the forefront, always desired to see development of elderly care programs, establish school scholarship funds, and support foreign missions. Her daughter Apostle Kimberly Turner is an avid traveler and coordinator of such mission of which Evangelist Turner fondly supports. All the while doing what she does best….telling everyone and anyone that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternally life…. For heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
….And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also….John 14:3
Prophet, Co-Pastor & Deparment Administrator
Elder Alex Turner Jr.