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Is God Manifest In The Flesh

Louis R. Turk, Founding Pastor

Louis R. Turk, Sr. was born on March 24th, 1921 in Warren, Arkansas. He has three brothers and one sister.

On December, 7th, 1942 at the age of twenty-one he enlisted in the US Marine Corps and saw combat action in the Battle of Marshall Islands, where he was wounded the first time. He saw continued combat action in the Battle of Saipan, the Battle of Tinian Island, the Battle of Iwo Jima, Weslock Incidence and Pearl Harbor. At the Battle of Iwo Jima he was in the first wave to hit the beach and was under constant fire for 16 days being wounded by grenade shrapnel in his left thigh and received a gunshot wound through his right knee. Pastor Turk received two Purple Hearts for his wounds.

On July 29th, 1945, during the final days of the war, he married Naomi Stroud at Weatherford, TX. Then, Easter Sunday 1948 Pastor Turk was saved at First Baptist Church, Bethel, TX
(he was a Catholic up to this time) and later surrendered to preach the same year.

After he returned from the war he began working at General Motors as a tool and die maker and worked for GM 30 years, then with R. C. Can Company for eight years.

Through the years he has faithfully served in planting and organizing new churches. Churches the Lord used him to plant are: Haven Baptist Church, Bethel, KS; Lighthouse Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS; Trinity Baptist Church, Merriam, KS; and Clearview Baptist Church, De Soto, KS, the Kansas City area.

Pastor Turk started Clearview Baptist Church of De Soto, KS in 1998. The church was organized in 2004 out of Lakeway Baptist Church, Humble, TX, Pastor David Stone.

On June 2nd, 2005, Pastor Louis R. Turk was awarded the Honoris Causa Doctor of Divinity from Great Plains Baptist Divinity School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (a ministry of Empire Baptist Temple) for the accomplishments of his long-term ministry and faithfulness to the Lord’s heritage.

Pastor Louis R. Turk retired in June of 2008.

Greater Love

John 15:13 (KJV) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

What Did Jesus Do?

Jesus Created The World

Ephesians 3:8 (KJV) Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
Ephesians 3:9 (KJV) And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Jesus Died For Our Sins

1 Corinthians 15:1 (KJV) ¶ Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
1 Corinthians 15:2 (KJV) By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:3 (KJV) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4 (KJV) And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Jesus Saves!

Romans 10:9 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.