Reverend Christopher Jermaine Turner is the son of Randolph Neville and the late Kathy Turner and native of Harvest, Alabama. He is married to the love of his life, Mrs. Antoinette Stewart Turner, a Huntsville, Alabama native. Together, they have three children – Chancellor Makel, Christian Anthony and Jacob Braxton.
Dr. Turner graduated from Sparkman High School, Madison County School System. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama. He also matriculated at Temple Baptist Theological Seminary, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, earning a Masters of Divinity degree. Reverend Turner received his Doctor of Ministry degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, with a doctoral project titled “Developing Deacons into Ministry Leaders” emphasizing his research and curricular focus on Black Church Leadership. With a continued focus on Leadership, he serves as the 2nd Vice Moderator of the Round Island Creek Association, Vice President of the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Congress of Christian Education and Campaign Chairman for Green Davidson III for President of the Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention.
At the age of five, he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and united with the Turner Chapel C.M.E. Church, Toney, Alabama, under the leadership of Pastor Adolphus Elliot. At eighteen, Reverend Turner acknowledged his call into the preaching ministry. Following the leadership of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Turner moved his membership to the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Richard Hamlet. Under the leadership of Pastor Hamlet, Pastor Turner was licensed and ordained.
In 2004, Dr. C. Jermaine Turner was elected Pastor of the Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Elkton, Tennessee. In 2009, Pastor Turner accepted the position of Assistant Pastor of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Reverend Dave McGlathery. Currently, Reverend Turner serves as Senior Pastor of the Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Harvest, Alabama.
Dr. Turner is a member of the Greater Huntsville Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship. He is an active member/President of the Rho Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. In his leisure, Reverend Turner enjoys watching sports.