Our Staff

Pastor Tom Turner


Pastor Tom Turner has four sons: Brandon, Brad, Bailey and Brady (sometimes known as the ‘Killer B’s”). He has been lead pastor at Praise since 1995, beginning with an initial attendance of just 12 people. Bringing over thirty years experience and a vision for reaching families, PT has seen Praise grow into one of the most exciting churches on the Gulf Coast.

Pastor Johnny Bowman


Johnny Bowman came to us from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2005 in order to lead our kids ministries. After serving us as a bachelor for a year, Pastor Johnny married Jamie and they’ve been working as a dynamic team ever since. Their love and passion for kids is evident, as is their desire to do something BIG for the Kingdom. Pastor Johnny and Jamie have one daughter, Kate.


Pastor Leo Colón


Leo Colón was born in Philly and raised near Gainesville, Florida. Fortunately, he married an Alabama native, Rebekah, so that almost redeems him! They joined our Pastoral Team in 2007 and are in charge of Youth, our student ministry. Pastor Leo and Rebekah are first-class servants who love students and desire to see them excel in life and transform their generation. They have two kids, Zane and Marsaylah.