Elder Turner received his Bachelor of Science from Jackson State University and his B.B.S. in Religion Education from C.M. & I College.He has also received additional training from Wesley Biblical Seminary and Tougaloo College.
Before coming to NCC, he served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and has been licensed by the Church of Christ Holiness since 1981, where he served as Pastor to Mt. Zion, Marl Grove, Greater Mt. Bethel and Galilee Church of Christ Holiness U.S.A.
Elder Turner is a member of the Amos Network, The Fellowship of Hope, Mission Mississippi, the CCDA, National Black Evangelicals Association, and was a founding member of the Jayess Christian Community Development Association. Elder Turner also serves as founding a member of Transformation Jackson, a faith based community development movement in the city of Jackson.