Ken and Ann Turner began their journey as full-time equippers of the local church when Ken made the life-changing decision to leave his career as a Research and Development Chemist, dedicating his life and family to servicing the local church at Highland Hills United Church, Pinetown, KwaZulu Natal. With their family of five children, Ken and Ann moved to Cape Town in 1985, where they served as Senior Pastors of the Durbanville Presbyterian Church.
In obedience to God’s call, Ken and Ann left the Presbyterian Church to establish El Shaddai Christian Church in 1993 – a local church in Durbanville with a vision to function as a resource base serving the local community and beyond. Part of this vision included the establishment of El Shaddai Christian School.
Ken and Ann functioned as the senior pastors of El Shaddai Christian Church (ESCC) until 2004 where they were released to function in the calling of the Apostolic, leaving the pastoral responsibilities of the church to their spiritual son and daughter, Bruce and Judy McCullum.
ESCC is part of a family of churches known as Church of the Nations (COTN). Ken and Ann serve on the Apostolic Council of this body and devote most of their time functioning as the Apostolic covering for a number of COTN cluster churches in South Africa, Kenya, Southern Malawi, Botswana, USA, Cyprus and the Ukraine, strengthening and encouraging church leaders as they work out their God-given mandate.
Ken and Ann’s interests include woodwork, photography, sport, handcrafts and cooking. Spending time with their family is also important.