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CHURCH HISTORY

 

TURNING POINT MINISTRIES, INC. STARTED OUT  AS SETTING CAPTIVES FREE MINISTRIES, IN 1985.  THIS MINISTRY WAS FOUNDED BY PASTOR ERNESTINE THOMAS, WHO HAD A HEART FOR THE HURTING  MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN. AFTER STARTING OUT AS JUST A FOOD AND CLOTHING PANTRY IN THE BASEMENT OF FULL COUNSEL MINISTRIES IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK, THE VISION BEGAN TO EXPAND FROM JUST FOOD AND CLOTHING TO SUPPORT GROUPS  AND DELIVERANCE MINISTRIES, MOVING FROM FULL COUNSEL TO 1608 N. MAIN STREET IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK, WHICH WAS KNOW AS, THE REDEMPTION CENTER AND THEN TO THE OLD PINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDING  IN THE EAST GATE TERRACE SUBDIVISION. SETTING CAPTIVES FREE WAS INCORPORATED WITH 7 BOARD MEMBERS AND WITH THE STAMP OF APPROVAL FROM THEN GOVENOR JIM GUY TUCKER AND BISHOP SILAS JOHNSON, WHO STARTED AS ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS. PASTOR THOMAS GOT A DEEPER REVELATION OF THE VISION  AND WE BECAME A FULL TIME MINISTRY, BEING OPEN DAILY WITH  HANDING OUT FOOD, CLOTHING, AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING, PRISON/ JAIL OUTREACH, CPR TRAINING, AND PARTNERING WITH UALR AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV AND AIDS. PASTOR THOMAS BEGAN TO GET SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS IN THE STUTTGART AREA AFTER MEETING A CPA IN ARKANSAS COUNTY   BY THE NAME OF JAMES LEONARD. AFTER VISITING HIS CHURCH AND SEEING THE HURTING AND IMPOVERISH PEOPLE IN THE AREA, PASTOR THOMAS DEVELOPED A HEART FOR THE HURTING OF SOUTHEASTERN ARKANSAS .

JUST PLANNING TO COME DOWN AND HAND OUT FOOD AND CLOTHING AS SHE HAD DONE IN THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK AND LITTLE ROCK AREA AND SET UP SHELTERS, PASTOR THOMAS BEGIN TO HAVE TUESDAY NIGHT  SUPPORT GROUPS AND HOT MEALS, THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY BEGAN TO HUNGER FOR SPIRITUAL HOT MEALS ALSO, AND WANTED TO BEGAN HAVING SUNDAY SERVICES.  WITH THE PERMISSION FROM GOD AND BISHOP SILAS, PASTOR ERNESTINE AND ROBERT THOMAS RELOCATED TO STUTTGART AND STARTED SETTING CAPTIVES FREE MINISTRIES AS A CHURCH. SETTING CAPTIVES FREE OPERATED THE MINISTRY FROM THE OLD ICE HOUSE BUILDING LOCATED AT 517 SOUTH MAIN STREET IN STUTTGART , UNTIL THE LORD BLESSED IN 2001, AFTER PASTOR THOMAS GOT ANOTHER DIVINE VISION FROM GOD OF THE BUILDING LOCATED ON 405 EAST MICHIGAN AVE IN STUTTGART . WITH ONLY ABOUT 75 FATHFULL MEMBERS AND WILLING HEARTS, THE MINISTRY PURCHASED A 4000+ SQUARE FT BUILDING AND HAS BEEN OPERATING UNDER THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE EVERY SINCE. UPON HOLDING MANY DELIVERANCE SERVICES AT THE PRESENT LOCATION AND SEEING THE  VISION COME TO PAST, IN DECEMBER OF 2007, PASTOR THOMAS HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD ADVISE HER TO CHANGE THE NAME FROM SETTING CAPTIVES FREE MINISTIRIES TO TURNING POINT MINISTRIES. 

 

SOME MILESTONES BIRTH FROM THIS MINISTRY INCLUDE:

THE CAROLYN GREEN FAMILY LIFE CENTER

THE MINNIE NOEL YOUTH CENTER (UPSTAIRS)

HOUSE OF BETHESDA WOMEN SHELTER

WHO THAT LADY? WOMEN MINISTRY

TPM MENMINISTRY

TPM YAC, YOUNG ANOITED CHRISTIANS  YOUTH MINISTRY

TPM CHILDREN CHURCH MINISTRY

CAMP JOSEPH

RADIO PROGRAM ON KJBN

SCFM MORNING & EVENING INSPIRATIONAL

FCCF SCHOOL OF MINISTRY

 

 
 
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