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Bethany Baptist Church
Our First Lady

Mrs. Janice Turner

"When we serve others in life, God will reward us beyond our unimaginable dreams"

First Lady, Janice Turner is a native of Syracuse, New York. she attended and received graduate degrees from SUNY Cortland and Syracuse University with a focus on Urban Education and Elementary Education. First Lady received a Masters Degree in Theology and Transformational Leadership from Northeastern Seminary. She completed required courses for Spiritual Direction from CenterQuest School of Spiritual Direction.

As an employee for the Syracuse City School District she taught elementary school for many years before becoming a Writing Trainer for elementary teachers and students, and Instructional and Reading Specialist, Professional Development Trainer, and an Adjunct Professor for Instructional Planning at LeMoyne College.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta, Inc. Sorority, board member of the Refugee Resettlement Program, Syracuse Commission of Women, Say Yes to Education and Onondaga County Board of Aging. 

Sister Turner's spiritual growth since childhood has been at Bethany Baptist Church. She has been an active member on the Usher Board, Women's Ministry, Membership Committee, Greeters Ministry, Workshop Presenter, and facilitator for spiritual formation small groups, and New Members Orientation.

Sister Turner feels blessed to have met and married the love of her life, Pastor Phil M. Turner. Together their commitment to God, family, Bethany Baptist Church and the Syracuse Community.  She is the proud mother of Darius (Tania), Ahmeed (Ericka) and Jhonna and all of her grandchildren. 

Favorite Scriptures:

Hebrews 10:24

“And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying activities.”

Ephesians 3:17

“May Christ though your faith dwell in your heart! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love”.

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