Rev. Pastor James Turpin and his wife, Ruth, were born in London, Ontario, Canada. Pastor Turpin has been in the ministry since 1972 with Ruth faithfully serving by his side. They have seven children and have ministered in Norway since 1975.
The Turpins studied Norwegian at Blindern, the University of Oslo, and served in the Oslo area until 1984. At that time they moved to the Tønsberg area where they stayed for 22 years.
In 2006, the Turpins moved to the Stavanger area to plant a Baptist church for the large international community.
Pastor Turpin has a heart for others and gladly offers his services to those in need through prayer, comfort, and spiritual guidance.