Bishop William Turner Jr. honored for 35 years in ministry

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local bishop was recognized this weekend for his decades of service to Rochester’s faith community.

Sunday morning, State Sen. Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) honored Bishop William Turner Jr. with a proclamation for 35 years of service in ministry.

It was presented at Turner’s Living World Temple of Restoration, where Turner says his outreach has been broad.

"For us, it really was about reaching and bringing community healing," Turner said. "One of our big bad rocks is to connect different communities together to support the city and community of greater Rochester. And so we’ve made many lasting friendships over these 25 years."

Turner also oversees four sister churches in Florida, Ohio, a Nepali fellowship in Rochester, and the Global Refugee Center located in Monrovia, Liberia and serves as an Assistant Professor in the African and African-American Studies Department at SUNY Brockport.