Our Staff

Pastor Tom Turner


Pastor Tom Turner has four sons: Brandon, Brad, Bailey and Brady. 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


Pastor Johnny 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 two daughters, Kate and Elizabeth.


Pastor Jeremy Patrick


Pastor Jeremy has played an active role at our church since he was a young boy, long before he had taken any steps towards becoming a pastor. He always wanted to do something to help, and that calling brought him onto our staff. He now oversees our Connections ministries, a huge part of what we are doing at Praise.


Pastor Brandon Turner


Pastor Brandon spent a huge part of his childhood growing up in our church. He is the pastor over The Core (our college-age to twenty-somethings ministry) and our Youth ministry. He is Pastor Tom’s first son. Brandon and his wife Lori have two children, Micah and Lily.