Meet Our Leaders
Pastor Steve Turner
Native Floridian, Steve Turner, is the founding pastor at Calvary Chapel Villages. Steve is a graduate of New Orleans Seminary, and Howard Payne University where he met Roz, his wife of 55 years. Together, they are blessed with an ever-expanding family of 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A pastor’s son himself, Steve experienced the call of God in his youth and preached his first sermon at 18. Over the years, God challenged and convicted him through the profound simplicity of the Word to believe and live the truth. Steve says, “The calling on my life was never to build a church, but to allow God to fulfill His promise to build the church in His own way.” Steve’s commitment is to encourage those who hunger for an intimate relationship with Jesus and experience the authority and transformational power of the Word.
Floridian-Steve and Texan-Roz met each other on a college campus in Texas. Three years later they married and began their life together. The Turner family lived in six states where they, along with their four children, had many opportunities to learn to adjust. To mention a couple … from a single-room basement of a family of seven upstairs (yes, 13 under one roof) … to a seven-bedroom estate with a horse, living like rich people … for free … until the next move nine months later. For Roz, change was “fertilizer for her faith” as the Lord relocated her pastor husband to preach and mediate for churches that were struggling. God would bring unity and move the Turners to their next location.