Bill Turner died in his sleep on December 30, 2013 at the home of his
sister in Louisiana.
Bill served on the ROCK of Africa
Missions Board and conducted missions training with missionaries and
outreach teams. He was also a great friend and member of
the Life Group I led for 10 years. Bill was a graduate of LSU
and Moody Bible Institute and had a passion for international
missions, men's ministry and prison ministry. He
also served in the military achieving the rank of Captain in the US
Zimbabwe missionary Regina Chari expressed Bill's value
to ROCK of Africa saying, "Bill was a great man and a dear
encourager. Without his support and wisdom, I think I would have
given up one of any thousands of times in my first couple of years
in Africa. He prayed for me regularly and never failed to lift my
It was Bill Turner who first
got me involved with the Influencers Men's Ministry, my Band of
Brothers. Bill asked me over and over to join him on a Friday
morning, but I was always too busy. After asking me at least a dozen
times, I finally agreed (just to shut him up), and I have been there
ever since. The birth of Influencers in Zimbabwe, Zambia and South
Africa was the result of Bill Turner's faithful persistence -- and
all Bill was doing, was inviting a friend to join him for a cool
drink at a 'spiritual well' he had found.
ROCK of Africa,
Influencers and MANY individuals have lost a great friend -- but our
loss is Heaven's gain. Whenever we would wrestle with theological
issues, Bill would cap the discussion by saying, "Our first day of
really understanding this concept, will be our first day in Heaven."
Today, Bill understands.
of Africa Mission