It’s not surprising to see an interpreter at the front of a church translating the spoken word into sign language. What’s unusual is seeing an interpreter translating the preacher’s sign language into the spoken word. That’s what happens three times a week at Turning Point Rocky Mnt Church.
Though he communicates with sign language; Kenneth Rowan’s preaching nevertheless evokes the feeling of an old time fire-and-brimstone sermon. He lays out the truth just as he sees it with no holds barred – working up a sweat and punctuation his message with thumps on the lectern. His wife, Theresa Rowan, translates his sign language sermon into spoken words.
Though Kenneth Rowan is deaf and the sermon is given in sign, the service is far from quiet. During worship service, music is played and the congregation is lead both singing and signing the words. A congregation member plays the guitar and drums.
A worship service may included the singing of “He Set Me Free,” “Just a Little Talk With Jesus,” “Thank God For The Blood” and There is Power in the Blood”.
As Kenneth Rowan preaches, he writes scripture references on a board so the congregation could look them up and follow along in their Bibles.
In true Pentecostal fashion, members responded with enthusiastic clapping and shouting, some of them jumping up and down, to show their agreement with Kenneth Rowan’s points.
Every Sunday service at Turning Point Rocky Mtn Church is a mixture of old-fashioned and contemporary expression of the Gospel that consists of passionate, Christ-centered worship and life-changing teaching.
We value expression and participation in worship. We display the words to all of our songs so that everyone can sing along. Expect to see lifted hands, clapping and other expressions of worship. Every one is encouraged to participate as much as they are comfortable.
Turning Point Rocky Mtn Church is made up of people from all walks of life. At Turning Point Rocky Mnt Church, both rich and poor, worship together for one common purpose, and that is to glorify God . Grandparents serve in ministries with single adults. People with addictions or any walk of life are welcome. People from different cultures build life-long relationships.
Turning Point is full of passionate people who are excited about life, people, and (most of all) God.
Turning Point isn’t just a building that exists at 1391 Carr St. Suite 101. Its a community of believers that share life together outside the four walls of the church building.
We are very involved in Evangelism and reaching people of our community. It is an integral part of our mission to foster true change in our city. We exist to help build authentic relationships in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is welcome!