Who we are

Providing A Hand Up To Home Ownership

Who We Are

Our Mission

Like many faith-based non-profits, the mission of Turning Point Ministries is two-fold. 

  • We desire for all people to know and believe this truth: that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one comes to the Father except through Him. Christ desires for us to demonstrate His love to others by helping when there is a need.
  • The founders of Turning Point Ministries realized there was a need for affordable housing here in Edmond. We help modest income families who work and serve in our community be able to live here as well.  

Our history

Turning Point Ministries was founded in 2008 to help modest income families become  homeowners. The seeds for Turning Point were planted in the early 90’s when a group of members from First Presbyterian Church of Edmond raised money and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Oklahoma City. As they continued to serve Oklahoma City residents, additional Edmond churches joined them. Many of those involved wanted to continue to help provide affordable housing, but they saw a need in Edmond. They built 5 houses with the help of Habitat for Humanity, and then began Turning Point Ministries in 2008 to serve modest income families here in Edmond. Bob Turner, Dick Freeman and John Gruel were founding members of Turning Point Ministries. Our first neighborhood was Legacy Station near downtown Edmond. Currently we are building in our newest neighborhood, Heritage Village, where we have completed about 75% of the thirty-five homes.  As you will hear in the video below, original plans for the neighborhood were for thirty-seven, but that has since been revised.    

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Our values

Home ownership is a big responsibility. We mentor our clients through the process, so they are well prepared when their home is complete and it is time to make the down payment and assume the mortgage. Their home buying journey begins with an application. Qualifying candidates must have a willingness to work through our process which includes: contributing sweat equity on the construction site, maintaining a relationship with a Turning Point mentor, and attending home buying and personal finance classes. Additionally, they commit to make a positive contribution to the safe and drug-free community. 

Board of Directors

Jenny Landes

President

A board member since 2017, Jenny and her husband Rodney have son and a daughter and attend First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.  

Tom Wilkinson

Vice President

Tom and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and two grandchildren. They are members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. Tom joined our board in 2020. 

Andy Fugitt

Treasurer

Andy served as a board member of Turning Point since 2015. He has two sons and two step sons with his wife, Teresa. They are members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.

Linda Gater

Secretary

A board member since 2018, Linda and her husband Jack have a grown son and daughter. They currently attend Faith Bible Church of Edmond. 

Scott Javaheri

Scot joined the Turning Point board in 2019. He and his wife Stacy, have four children and are members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.

Steve Morey

Steve and his wife Kim have  three sons and are members of the First United Methodist Church of Edmond. Steve has served on the board of Turning Point since 2017.

Shelby Williams

Kari Galliart

Kari and her husband Mark have two adult kids, a son and daughter and are members of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond. Kari has served on the board of Turning Point since 2013.

Ainslee Crum

Diana Giles

Diana has served on the board of Turning Point since 2017. She and her husband Steve have two adult boys and attend Faith Bible Church of Edmond. 

Senior Board

Turning Point Senior Board members are former Board members who attend board meetings in a non-voting, advisory role. 

Van Jones

Josh Moore

Jim Bower

Get Involved

There are many ways to help our cause

Donate

Turning Point Ministries is a 501(c)(3). Tax deductible monetary donations or gifts-in-kind are greatly needed for our mission to build affordable homes.

Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with Turning Point Ministries. Click below to find out more detailed information about all of the ways you can volunteer.