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Pastor Johnwagner

With more than two decades of pastoral experience behind him, Pastor John Wagner is a truly committed religious leader. He has delivered sermons, over the course of his career, in more than 120 congregations in Europe, South Africa, and the United States. In addition, at both international and local religious conferences, he regularly serves as a speaker, including the International Pastors and Ministers Conference which is held in New Jersey every year. For the Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center's School of Ministry, Pastor John Wagner has authored courses on the life of Jesus, the Love of God, and the life of David. And of great note, for Teen Suicide Hotline, he also directed an award winning commercial that was aired on cable television. Most recently, it is as Lead Pastor of Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock, Texas, that Pastor John Wagner serves. Prior to this, it was at the Faith Church in New Milford, Connecticut, that he held the position of Executive Pastor. In that position, among his responsibilities were, for the entire congregation, overseeing ministries, including youth and children ministries. In addition, the position of Executive Pastor for the Orlando, Florida Discovery Church is also in his recent career history. It was at Golden State University in Los Angeles, that the Pastor earned his General Education Bachelor of Arts degree. He then went on in 1989 to get his Master of Arts in Theology and Religion, at Honolulu University. The credential of Ordained Minister with Covenant Ministries International, is another that he proudly holds. And online at, his sermons can be viewed.

One of the most significant contributions to be made, as a leader of an organization or group, can be building the next wave of leaders. The lead pastor of Turning Point Community Church, Pastor John Wagner, is happy to present suggestions on developing leaders who will be successful.--Offer people the chance to work outside their zone of comfort. Allow people to build new skill sets, and encourage growth on tasks that feel unfamiliar and daunting.--Offer feedback frequently. Find that balance between encouragement and constructive criticism. A positive support spirit engenders far greater confidence.--Pair junior-and senior level participants. Communication is opened by mentoring, and people get the chance to learn from different styles of leadership.--For a cause that to members is important, volunteer. People are much more likely to step into a leadership role, when they are passionate about a cause.

The Pastor, through his ministry work, everyday encourages people to contribute to making the world a better place to live. It is so important we always keep in mind that little things in life can truly make a big difference in things. Take a look at this great tale of one man and a dog who embarked on a great attempt at making a large difference in the world. The movement, One Million Acts of Kindness, was created by Bob Votruba. He had a deep concern for that world in which so many children live, so he purchased a bus and with his mission in mind, painted on it's side: One Million Acts of Kindness. He went on the road and visited many college campuses where he offered encouragement to students to set a goal of, in their lifetimes, performing one million acts of kindness. Since 2009, in pursuit of his goal, he has been on the road. Whether or not you actually count your kindness acts, you can and will have profound effects living with the intention of spreading empathy and compassion.
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