808Turner Enterprises is the brainchild (like Athena, if you know what I mean) of Bob Turner, pictured above. An ordained American Baptist minister since 1996, Turner has served in a wide array of capacities in the church, including youth minister, campus minister, associate pastor, interim pastor, and senior pastor. He has also worked as a human rights lobbyist in Washington, DC, and in an interfaith capacity with Muslims Against Hunger in north-central New Jersey. Along the way he has picked up a number of skills that feature in his portfolio.
Turner is the author of the book Our Father Who Aren't in Heaven: Subversive Reflections on the Lord's Prayer, published by Wipf and Stock in 2015, and maintains a blog, The Hopeful Curmudgeon. His first novel, A Rope for Judas, will be published in summer 2019 by Resource Publications.
A native of Illinois, Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Southern Illinois University (Go, Salukis!), a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from a seminary that will remain nameless, and a Master of Public Administration from West Virginia University (Let's go, Mountaineers!). He has lived and practiced ministry in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. He now resides in Columbus, Ohio (Go, Bucks!), with his wife Sarah, a visual artist, and with the A-number-one-best-good-doggie in the world, Rosie Cotton. Turner's two adult daughters live in Pennsylvania and Illinois.