William C. Turner
Born in Ravenna, Ohio he started attending church with his parents at the age of five after a Baptist Pastor knocked on their door. At eight years of age, Pastor trusted Christ as his personal Saviour during a Sunday evening service.
Pastor and his wife, Melanie, met in High School and were married shortly after Pastor graduated from Business College. Pastor and Melanie served in many areas of their church when the Lord called him to preach during a Bible conference.
Pastor earned a degree in Theology from Bethel Baptist Institute. After serving on the staff of Bethel Baptist Church in Ravenna, Ohio for several years, they moved to Lima, Ohio, in 2005 to answer the call to pastor at Open Door Baptist Church.
The Lord has blessed Open Door Baptist Church in many ways. Pastor believes in taking a Biblical approach to life and all the ministries at the church are geared towards reaching the unsaved and building Christians through the Word of God. Pastor is known for his passionate preaching and his love for people.
Pastor's wife, Melanie, is a woman of great character who stands beside her husband in the service of the Lord. She has a deep love of The Bible and leads our women's ministries.
Pastor and Melanie have two children.Their daughter Amber, who is married to Klint, serve The Lord at Open Door Baptist Church. Their son William, who is married to Taylor, is serving The Lord in Ohio. They also have seven grandchildren, Hannah, Kolton, William IV, Weston and Preston.
Brother James Young
Brother Young grew up in a preacher's home. At the age of 13 he trusted Christ as Saviour. He began to get involved in the ministries of his church as a young teen.
At the age of 17, he felt the call of God on his life to preach. The following year he enrolled at Commonwealth Baptist College of Lexington, KY, where he graduated in 2016 with a degree in Pastoral Theology.
It was during his time at Commonwealth that he met his wife Samantha, and they were married a few weeks after his graduation from college. They have one young son named Braxton.
The Youngs have a desire to please the Lord and help people grow closer to the Lord. They are both actively involved in soulwinning, special music, bus ministry, youth ministry, choir, and many other areas of the church.