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Riley Turner


Riley's church

Sterling Blvd. Church of Christ

Sheffield Alabama , 35660
256-381-5414

About Riley Turner

Education: High School: Lawrence County High, Moulton, Alabama Undergrad:(BA Biblical Studies, 2000) Heritage Christian University, Florence, AL Graduate: Working on finishing my MDiv at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

Sermon or series that made a difference: Gospel of Luke series really helped me to see Christ more clearly.

Family: I am married to the former Juliane E. Kirk of Dothan, Alabama. We have been married for 11 1/2 years. We have two children: Kirk is 4 1/2 and Wilson is almost 2. I am originally from Moulton, Alabama.

What my parents think of my sermons: They love it - of course!

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: It is hard to say. She always says she likes them, but I never can get her to give me any criticism.

Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach expositorily - and - don’t do the church’s work for them. Be a preacher and teacher of God’s word - not a pastor - let the elders do the pastoring - that is their task.

Books that have had an impact: Rubel Shelly: "I Just Want to be a Christian" Max Lucado: "In the Grip of Grace" Richard Hughes: "Reviving the Ancient Faith" Tom Olbricht: "Hearing God’s Voice" Foster, et al: "The Crux of the Matter" Percy: "Lanterns on the Levee"

Hobbies: I love history! I love to read about history and do historical research - particularly about American religious history. I also love to fish!