Our Story

While Bishop Edward Turner attended the Morris Cerrullo School of Ministry in 1979, he received a vision for the Ministry which was to become Power of Love. Over the years, Power of Love has grown tremendously as a result of the vision, all to the Glory of God! Power of Love now has many church ministries - Success Orientation, Youth with Honors, Children's Kingdom, Musicians Workshop, and Praise and Worship Seminar - just to name a few. Power of Love has a Community Center that reaches out to its surrounding neighborhoods to feed the hungry, distribute bagged food, and distribute clothing.

The purpose of Power of Love is to minister life and love to a dying people through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; to be a beacon, guiding the whosoever wills; a furnisher of the appropriate gear to an army capable of making God's enemies His footstool; and a preparer of the way for our soon coming King.

What We Believe

We believe in one God, Creator of all things,, being three in One; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God; became incarnate; was begotten by the Holy Spirit; born of a virgin, Mary; and is the true God and true man. We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct. We believe in the personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

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Bishop Edward R. Turner

Pastor & Founder

Bishop Edward R. Turner is the Pastor and Founder of Power of Love Christian Fellowship. He has a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California Christian Institute, a Ph.D. in Ministry from Friends International Christian University and a graduate of the Executive MBA Program from the University of Redlands School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Morris Cerullo World Evangelism School of Ministry and has completed one year of the Crenshaw Christian Center Ministers Training Institute Program. Bishop Turner was ordained to the office of Bishop in May 1995.

His ministry reflects over 25 years of broad experience in non profit development, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, specializing in mentoring programs for youth and various aspects of administration and management. His travels have afforded him the opportunity of traveling abroad and spreading the message of hope in Africa, Brazil and cities in our neighboring continent of South America. His message has been heard through the airwaves in Red China, Malaysia, Indonesia and extensively across the United States.

Bishop Turner also serves as the chairman and founder of Helping Our People Excel for Life Foundation (H.O.P.E.), a non-profit community based organization. Since its inception, H.O.P.E. for Life has focused on developing programs of purpose and interest to restore and to generate a sense of hope, in the community, with a vision of how much better things could be.

Bishop Turner also serves as the Chairperson of the Neighborhood Advocacy Council (NAC), 8th Council District, City of Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Southwest Division Rotary Club.

Bishop Turner is married to Carolyn Ann Turner. The Turners are the proud parents of three daughters, Christann, Charlette and Caroline. Bishop Turner, his life committed partner, Carolyn, and their three daughters humbly and graciously accept the awesome call that has been placed on their lives.


Pastor Carolyn A. Turner

Co-Pastor &  Co-Founder

Carolyn Ann Turner, Director of Women In Touch (W.I.T.) Ministries and Assistant Pastor/Co-Founder of Power of Love Christian Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA.

Pastor Carolyn holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Social Psychology from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA and a Masters of Science degree in Divinity from Friends International University, Orange, CA. Additionally, she currently serves as the Vice President of Helping Our People Excel for Life Foundation; the community based non-profit organization chaired by her husband, Bishop Edward R. Turner.

Pastor Carolyn has been married to Bishop Turner for over 40 years and has humbly accepted the awesome call that has been placed on their lives.

She assists Bishop in bringing to fruition the vision of restoring hope to a dying people. The Turners are the proud parents of three daughters, Christann, Charlette and Caroline and five grandchildren.


Scottie Gray

Executive Administrator

Scottie Patricia Gray joined Power of Love in 1985.  God called her to this work.   Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine working in a Ministry.  But her purpose came to fruition.    Loving God’s people and being a servant to all.  Quite different from working in the Corporate world and being an entrepreneur having started various businesses which included traveling to many countries.

Ms. Gray attended three private business colleges in the Los Angeles area and received certificates from each one.  She also graduated from Southwest College, Los Angeles, California with an AA Degree in Humanities and obtained a BSM Degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University. Little did she know by acquiring this knowledge it was getting her ready for the Real Life that God had called her to.

Ms. Gray has a passion for helping people and soon became an apprentice of Bishop Edward R. Turner.  Under his tutelage, she received strict training, guidance and supervision.  Soon Scottie moved to a prestigious position as Outreach Director and Assistant to the CEO.  In this position she dealt with elected officials, along with law enforcement agencies, top management and many CEO’s of Corporations.   Under the guidance of the CEO she assisted with the developing of Multi-Faith groups throughout California.  They coordinated thousands of volunteers to bring a cohesiveness with the various Faiths as they partnered to make a better world.


Pastor Brenda Bible

Assistant Pastor

Mother Brenda Bible hails from the Buena Park area of Huntington Beach California. She is a faithful member and Mother at the Power of Love Christian Fellowship, travelling over 50 miles to Serve and Fellowship under the Direction of the Great Bishop Edward R. Turner and Pastor Carolyn A. Turner. She is being used by God to support the Power of Love Ministerial Team by Teaching the Word, being constant, ready and prepared in season and whenever the Great Bishop Turner and the Lord God so desires. She is the Choir Director for the Power Of Love’s Children, Youth and Women’s Choirs. God also uses her as the Writer, Director and Producer of several short plays, for various Holiday Seasons. Mother Bible has been happily and securely married to the same man, Elder Lawrence Bible for over 48 years. She is the Mother of 1 Daughter, Ms. Cheri Botiz. But, as Mothers in the Lord go, she has been involved with the fostering, coaching and upbringing of other children, such as Joey, Britney and the Children of Power. Being an active, loving part of that Village that it takes to raise a child. She has been blessed with 2 grandchildren and she is currently enjoying a Retired state of life, Rejoicing in the Lord for things done and things to come. Power of Love’s Mother Brenda Bible

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Minister Margaret Cherrington

Ministers' Coordinator

Lady Margaret E. Cherrington hails from Belize City, in the country of Belize in Central America. As a girl she grew up as a Catholic, attended Catholic grade schools and church services. Her immediate family moved to Los Angeles, California in 1979 and she has been there ever since. She took a clerical course at South Bay College of Business in 1980, upon graduation with a certificate she began her career with the City of Los Angeles. She is currently a Commercial Supervisor at their West Los Angeles Field Offices.

Lady Margaret became a born again Christian in March 1987 and started her relationship with Jesus Christ. In July of 1987 she was introduced to and became a faithful and committed member of the Power of Love Christian Fellowship, under the leadership of Bishop Edward and Pastor Carolyn Turner. She completed the Power of Love Ministers' Clinic and has been serving as a Minister/Elder for over 15 years. She also serves as a part of the POL Administrative Staff, Finance Team, and Ushers Board.

Boldly believing and standing on the Word of God proclaiming, "as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord". She is a proud, loving parent of two daughters and a grandmother of six. Lady Margaret loves God, her Pastors, her church and Family. To God be the Glory!

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