Kempton Turner was born spiritually dead in his sins. He lived a wild life on his way to hell. But God, at the age of 19, made him spiritually alive through the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ and won his love forever! He was raised in East St. Louis, IL, but spent much of his life in Houston, Texas. After being a youth pastor in Houston and Minneapolis, MN, God called his family back to his hometown to preach the gospel and start City of Joy Fellowship.

Kempton is in crazy love with Caryn, his childhood sweetheart, and the Lord has blessed them with five beautiful children: Christian, Carysse, Kalia, Caleb and Kellan.

Zach studied Public Relations/Communications at Indiana State University where he also received a scholarship to play football. This is where Zach’s life began to take a turn. Sin began to take it’s course but God had other plans. He was not only pursued by God but now is a faithful servant even to this day. In 2016, God led Zach and his family to relocate to East St. Louis, IL.

Zach leads our Community Development and Discipleship efforts in East St. Louis. He and his wife Jennifer are heavily invested in our city. They have been blessed with four children: Kendrick, Cameron, Mia and Jeremiah.



Community Development & Youth Outreach

So there was great Joy in that city. Acts 8:8

101 Jackie Joyner-Kersee Circle
East St. Louis, IL 62204



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