Rod grew up as the oldest of four in a pastor's home. His father faithfully preached God’s Word all his life and is still ministering to people. Though this was an awesome environment, Rod noticed that ministry was hard and learned that it should be avoided until one couldn’t resist the call. That is usually when God’s call is found. So he resisted.
He used his interest in cars to foster a career in the automotive business while still in high school. He began washing cars and then moved up to parts and service management, eventually spending a couple years as a district manager with a larger auto manufacturer.
Rod has a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Broadcasting and also studied Theology at Western Baptist Seminary and later at Regent College in Vancouver BC.
While still in the car business, he began sensing God shifting his interests. Then one day he could resist no longer! Through a series of "God events," he moved his family to Bellingham to serve as an associate pastor. Once there he received solid mentoring in pastoral ministry and had a chance to sharpen his ability to preach the Bible in a street-level-make-sense-to-everyone kind of fashion.
After several years, Rod and his lovely wife Shelley sensed God calling them to Kent, WA to plant TurningPoint. Ironically, God used a serious eye injury and some wise counsel to give them a vision for a different style of ministry ~ one that God could use to rescue those who didn’t feel like they could return to church after their lives fell apart ~ a church where people could belong before they believed.
A place to be, a place to become, and a place to belong.
It was exciting to see God bring together a core group of believers with a similar passion and the rest is history.
to help people connect with God through the turning points of their lives and lead them to become sincere followers of Jesus.
TPC is a place where you can belong before belief.
Join us on your journey toward God.
Phone: 425.310.2389 Email: email@example.com
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