John Alan Turner

Writer, Theologian, Consultant, Speaker, Teacher

When there’s a problem in my church that I can’t figure out, John Alan Turner is the guy I call.
— Sean Palmer, Teaching Pastor at Eccclesia Houston
John Alan Turner has a wealth of wisdom and is definitely an incredible coach for any leadership situation! Highly recommended!
— Tracey Smith, Executive Search Coordinator for Vanderbloemen Search Group
John Alan Turner is one of those rare guys who is highly intellectual, yet accessible, AND knowledgeable about local ministry.
— Dusty Rush, Lead Minister of Campus Church
I love the way this guy thinks. He has the intellect of a theologian and the heart of a pastor.
— Eric Metaxas, NYTimes bestselling author of BONHOEFFER, SEVEN MEN, and MIRACLES
Every pastor who wants to reach his full potential needs a great coach — someone who can see the leadership capacity inside and who knows how to draw it out. John Alan Turner is that kind of coach for pastors.
— Jerry Dingmore, Lead Pastor of Piedmont Church

Most leaders I know are in one of four places:

  1. They're in a little bit over their head (or maybe a lot).
  2. They're stuck in a rut.
  3. They're navigating some sort of crisis.
  4. They're about to launch something new.

Interestingly enough, people in any one of these areas all have one thing in common: they need outside help. You cannot get out of the box using the same kind of thinking that got you into the box in the first place, and that's where a coach (like me) comes in. Fresh eyes. An outside perspective. Someone who is outside of your system can help you see things that you cannot currently see because you are in the system.

What I find disturbing is that so many leaders say they want to be better, but so few are willing to work at it. Instead, they go looking for some kind of magical solution -- a box or a kit or some kind of silver bullet that will make all their problems disappear in 40 Days. What they don't want to do is what is the one thing that is practically guaranteed to work: ask for help.

Perhaps they feel like it would be a sign of weakness. Or maybe they feel like it's an admission that they're not Superman after all. Whatever the reason, these are the leaders who are consistently stymied by life. Sadly, these are also the leaders whose pride is likely to bring their organizational progress to a grinding halt. Worst of all, this could be avoided -- if only these leaders would humble themselves enough to ask for help.

The coaching I offer generally breaks down into three different spheres:

  1. Preaching
  2. Leadership Development (vision casting, healthy systems, etc.)
  3. Self-Care

If you're ready to be a better preacher -- if you're ready to take your leadership to the next level -- if you're ready to take self-care more seriously -- contact me today. I'm here to help, if you're brave enough to ask.