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Apr 2010Present

Lead Pastor

Turning Point Community Church


Jan 2003Jan 2004

Pastoral Ministries

Northeastern Bible College


Pastor John Wagner is a committed religious leader with over two decades of pastoral experience. Over the course of his career, he has delivered sermons in more than 120 congregations in the United States, South Africa, and Europe. Furthermore, he regularly serves as a speaker at local and international religious conferences, including the annual International Pastors and Ministers Conference in New Jersey. Beyond his work as a pastor and lecturer, Pastor John Wagner has authored courses on the life of David, the Love of God, and the life of Jesus for Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center's School of Ministry. Notably, he also directed an award-winning commercial for Teen Suicide Hotline that aired on cable television.Most recently, Pastor John Wagner serves Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock, Texas, as Lead Pastor. He previously held the position of Executive Pastor with Faith Church in New Milford, Connecticut. His responsibilities in that position entailed overseeing ministries for the entire congregation, including children and youth ministries. His recent career history also includes the position of Executive Pastor for Discovery Church in Orlando, Florida. Pastor Wagner earned his Bachelor of Arts in General Education at Golden State University in Los Angeles. Continuing his education at Honolulu University, he obtained his Master of Arts in Theology and Religion in 1989. He holds the credential of Ordained Minister with Covenant Ministries International. His sermons can be viewed online at


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Pastor John Wagner on How to Develop Leaders in Your Organization

As a leader of a group or organization, one of your most significant contributions can be building the next wave of leaders. Pastor John Wagner, lead pastor of Turning Point Community Church, offers suggestions on developing successful leaders.-- Give people opportunities to work outside of their comfort zones. Tasks that feel daunting and unfamiliar encourage growth and allow people to build new skill sets.-- Provide frequent feedback. Find a balance between constructive criticism and encouragement. A spirit of support engenders greater confidence.-- Pair senior- and junior-level participants. Mentoring facilitates open communication and gives people an opportunity to learn from different leadership styles.-- Volunteer for a cause that is important to members. When people are passionate about a cause, they are more likely to step into a leadership role.To learn about Turning Point Community Church and its services, visit


Pastor John Wagner is the lead pastor at Turning Point Community Church. Through his ministry work, he encourages people to contribute to making the world a better place everyday.The anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Our everyday acts as individuals can feel small and insignificant, but we should remember that little things can make a difference. Here is an inspirational tale of one man and a dog who have set out to make a big difference in the world. Bob Votruba created the movement One Million Acts of Kindness. He was concerned about the world in which so many children live, so he bought a bus and painted it with his mission: One Million Acts of Kindness. He began traveling to college campuses to encourage students to set of goal of individually performing one million acts of kindness in their lifetimes. He has been on the road since 2009 in pursuit of his goal. Whether you count your acts of kindness or not, living with the intention of spreading compassion and empathy wherever you go can have profound effects.