Turning Point Apostolic Church originally was named Ellettsville United Pentecostal Church and was founded and built by Rev. Doyle Cain. The first service was held on March 20, 1960. Rev. Cain was the Pastor until
June of 1964.
On June 28, 1964 the church voted to elect Rev.L.D. Axsom as the new Pastor. In 1965 the church added on a new second story which added classrooms and office space.
In 1988 the church went through an extensive remodel including turning the sanctuary completely around. Rev. Axsom served as Pastor and Co-pastor until his retirement on January 25, 1998. (Also see page on "Chief Little Turtle" Memorial Monument, click here)
On June 30, 1995 Rev. Ron Hawkins was unanimously elected to be the Co-pastor along side Rev. Axsom. On January 25, 1998 Rev L.D. Axsom retired and Rev. Hawkins became the full-time Pastor of Turning Point Apostolic Church. Pastor Hawkins had his installation service on March 15, 1998.
Rev. Ron and his wife Cindy Hawkins have three adult children who are all serving in the ministry.
On October 31, 2004 the church broke ground on a new building that attached to the original building. The new space added a new sanctuary, office, sound room, nursery, restrooms and entry way. The first service was held in the new sanctuary on October 9, 2005 at which time the name was changed to Turning Point Apostolic Church. The current church has grown tremendously and we are looking forward to another bigger facility in the foreseeable future.
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album of the building process