Educator, clergyman. Born– Feb. 13, 1912, in Corner, Ala. Parents– Elijah Jesse and Mary Ellen Odessa (Fikes) Turner. Married– Opal Shipp, December 24, 1931. Children– Three. Education– University of Alabama, 1929-1930; Jacksonville State University, 1933-1934; Samford University, A.B., 1936; M.S., 1946; Auburn University, Ed.D., 1952. Principal, Tarrant, Blount County, Ala., 1935-1936. Ordained Church of Christ, 1932; Pastor, Montgomery, Ala. 1936-1942. Co-founder, Montgomery Bible School (later Alabama Christian College), 1942; co-president, 1942-1948; president, 1948-1973. President, Alabama Christian School of Religion, 1973-83. Died January 16, 2001.
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
Sermons and Addresses on the Fundamentals of the Faith. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Christian College Bookstore, 1972.
Fundamentals of Faith. S.l.; s.n., 1973.
Milestones in the Restoration Movement. S.l.; s.n., 1955.
Principles of School Law and Applications in Alabama’s Public School System. S.l.; s.n., 1955.