Interim Pastor Joins First Baptist, Cooperstown
COOPERSTOWN – The Rev. Robert Turner has joined First Baptist Church as its interim minister following the retirement of Rev. Douglas Deer, it was announced today. His first service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, and all are welcome to attend.
A native of Illinois, Rev. Turner has served American Baptist churches in Indiana, West Virginia and Virginia. He has over 20 years of ministry experience, having worked as a youth minister, a campus minister, and an associate pastor.
He has also worked in the non-profit sphere as a human rights advocate in Washington, D.C., and with an interfaith anti-hunger group in New Jersey.
He is author of a forthcoming book on the Lord’s Prayer, to be released later this year by Wipf & Stock publishers.
He will be joined in Cooperstown by his wife Sarah Councell Turner, a visual artist.