Our History

Faith Soldiers Word Ministries was founded in 1985 by Dr. Carl R. Turner as a result of a vision he received from the the Lord. Part of that vision is to rise and build churches. In 2018, after much prayer, a Satellite Church was planted in Monroe, NC with the purpose of reaching Union County. At FSWM, we are more than just a church, we believe we are the Church, and our mission is to connect people with a relationship with Jesus and find God’s purpose for their lives. You can expect to encounter God, meet great people, and express your talents. You will never be judged, put down, or forced into a religious idea, but you will experience the unconditional love of Jesus for you.

Our Vision

Our charge and commitment to Almighty God is to spread the Gospel message throughout the earth. To teach faith and love that will equip the saints to duplicate themselves in lost others. Through inspired teaching anointed of the Holy Ghost, the whole man and the whole family is built up and perfected. Our extended arms of radio and television mightily impacts our city, county, state, nation, and world with the truth of God’s word. We do continually rise up and build churches and other structures to facilitate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Develop an authentic, personal relationship with Jesus. Keep coming to Bible Study and meet great people!

Step 1


Learn more about the Bible, so that you can apply it to your life and actually see tangible results!

Step 2


Extend arms to the community by functioning in your passion, sharing your talents and gifts in order to reach others.

Step 3

Our Beliefs

Faith Soldiers Word Ministries is built upon solid, Biblical truths and has a commitment to teaching and upholding the standards of God’s word. These truths will be presented in a creative, inviting presentation for all. The following are some of our essential beliefs.

Loving God. Loving People.

Our Leaders

At FSWM, Jesus is Lord. We follow His leadership, direction, and example. Our Impact Team has one single purpose: to serve people. In order to effectively accomplish this goal, and as prescribed in Scripture, we are an Pastor-led church with Elders to serve the people. These individuals hold the responsibility of serving you in the following areas:


Carl Terrell Turner, Campus Pastor

A native of Charlotte, NC, Terrell holds over twenty years of media management and ministry development experience, traveling over twenty four countries around the world, ministering in crusades with Ben Cerullo.

He served along-side his father, Dr. Carl R. Turner as Associate Pastor, executing the daily operations and overseeing the media & creative departments.

His passion is to connect people with the presence of God, helping them tap the gifts inside them, and see God’s purpose fulfilled within our city.

In 2002, Terrell graduated with honors from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, receiving a B.A. in Communications, and holds certification in Christian Leadership from Regent University.



Dr. Carl R. Turner,
Founding Pastor

For over three decades, our Founding Pastor has become a leading figure within the local community. Establishing programs which minister to the inner city, Carl Turner’s intense love for people fuels the passion of our local church.

The spirit of excellence is upon the work that God has entrusted to him. It is this standard that has caused the ministry to excel for more than three decades.

Dr. Turner’s partner in life and ministry is Pastor Michelle Turner, who serves alongside him. They have been married for over thirty years.

Pastor Turner has studied at numerous Bible Colleges and in 2006 he received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian College and earned his PH.D in Divinity in 2015.

About Pastors Terrell & Jennifer

Terrell and Jennifer met officially in May of 2014, but spent several months communicating via email prior as they lived in separate cities. During this time, they prayed and read scripture together, sensing that God was developing a purpose in them. They chose their wedding date of Biblical numerical significance, 3/7/15 and desire to display a marriage of the love, hope, and grace of Jesus. Together, they live in Wesley Chapel, NC along with their boy/girl twins, Adley and Jaiden.

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