Bishop Michael C. Turner, Sr. is a native of Painter, Virginia. He is the son of the late Mrs. Margie Turner Gaskins. He was licensed to the Gospel Ministry at the New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Painter, Virginia (1974) by Reverend Dr. Willie A. Carter. He was ordained at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. (1980) by Reverend Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. He has been preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 42 years. He pastored the Olney Street Baptist Church, Providence, Rhode Island (1981 to 1985). He also pastored the First Baptist Church of Deanwood, Washington, D.C. (1985 to 1991). He is married to Bishop Eunice Thomas Turner. Dr. Turner has two sons, Michael, Jr. and Thomas and two daughters, Mikea and Micole.
In February of 1991, Dr. Turner was called to pastor eleven members of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church. On November 9, 2009, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the name was changed to "The Miracle Center" of Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Under his visionary leadership, the church has experienced tremendous growth. The Miracle Center recently sold their old church home for almost 4 million dollars.
Bishop Turner is an honor graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C., receiving the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Psychology, 1977 (Cum Laude). He continued his training at the Howard Divinity School. In recognition of his consistent growth at the Divinity School, he was awarded the Daniel G. Hill award and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1980. He continued his studies at the Boston University School of Theology in the area of Church Administration. He received his Doctor of Ministry in the area of Church and Community, May 1989 from Howard Divinity School.
He has toured Russia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Zambia, Soweto, Johannesburg, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, South America, Nigeria and Liberia.
Bishop Turner is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He is a 33rd Degree Mason. He served as the Editor of the official magazine for the Lott Carey Baptist Foreign Mission Convention. He has given spiritual guidance in the establishment of First New Horizon Baptist Church of Clinton, Maryland; The Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Beltsville, Maryland; The Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Mbale, Uganda; The Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Waldorf, Maryland; and Abundant Life Christian Ministries of Lanham, Maryland. He serves as Spiritual Leaders to Sure Word Believer Chapel International and Mount Zion Christ Miracle Healing Ministries.
On March 5, 2016, he was anointed and consecrated to the Office of Bishorpric. He was reaffirmed as a bishop under Bishop Melvin G. Brown, December 23, 2016. He is the founder and the Presiding Bishop of the International Evangelism Council of Bishops, December 15, 2016.
He serves as Senior Pastor of The Miracle Center of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, "A Church Where Preaching Is Intentional; Bible Study Is Essential And Singing Is Empowering and Inspirational".