Meet Our Ministerial Staff
Dr. Philip Turner
Dr. Philip Turner has served as Pastor of Pine Street Baptist Church since 1991. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Turner, his wife Jennifer, and their two children, Lindsey and Hannah, live
in the Oregon Hill community. In asking Dr. Turner what drew him to Pine Street Baptist Church he responds, “a deep desire to serve in an urban environment and a congregation that is rooted and
grounded in God’s love for all people.” A gifted speaker and teacher, Dr. Turner is known for his easy going personality and an innovative spirit.
Rev. Jennifer Turner
The Rev. Jennifer Turner serves as the Director for the Oregon Hill Baptist Center which is located in Pine Street Baptist Church. A native of Richmond, Rev. Turner directs the social
ministries of the church. In cooperation with the Richmond Baptist Association, the Oregon Hill Center has served the community for over 30 years. Rev. Turner’s leadership and gifts allows her to
work with all ages within the Oregon Hill community. A compassionate and conscientious heart has enabled Rev. Turner to forge strong ties to the people of Oregon Hill and the surrounding
Ms. Linda Johnston
Minister of Music
Ms. Linda Johnston has been part of the Pine Street staff for nearly 40 years. A long time staff person in the Department of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Johnston shares
her musical gifts in many ways including serving as organist/pianist for Joseph W. Bliley Funeral Home. Her love of travel led her to escorting tour groups part-time for SignaTours Travel. Linda
coordinates the Senior Adult group, the Pine Street VIP's, as well as leading the adult and children's choirs and all aspects of the music program. With the ministry of music being such an important
part of a church's worship life, Ms. Johnston's dedication and faithfulness has made a lasting impression. She is the mother of two sons and the grandmother of two grandsons.