Who We Are
Who We Are
Turning Point is part of the Northeast District of the Wesleyan Church International. The Wesleyan Church is a Protestant, Evangelical, Bible-believing denomination. Our distinctive name is in honor of John Wesley who was an outstanding religious and social reformer in the late 1700s. His teachings and his spiritual development 'methods' became the foundation for the Methodist Church.
Our local church was founded in 1960. The church was formerly known as the Fort Miller Wesleyan Church until the name was changed to Turning Point Church in October 2010. The Battle of Saratoga which was fought in nearby Schuylerville is widely known as the turning point in the Revolutionary War. Our church adopted this name to identify with our community's heritage and to state our hope of being a turning point in the spiritual lives of many.
On Palm Sunday, 2019, our church building in Fort Miller was flooded into the main floor of both of the buildings. After much prayer and consultation with denominational leaders we decided to leave the old building and re-establish ourselves in a different location. The Fort Miller Reformed Church graciously allowed us to meet in their facility as long as needed. Other Schuylerville area churches also supported us in many ways. In May 2019 we moved our Sunday service to the Landmark Motor Inn near Exit 17 of the Northway. Then in October 2019 we moved our Sunday service to the Moreau Community Center in South Glens Falls and our former building was put up for sale. These months of transition were a time of maturing and deepening for us as a church body. We learned that the church is not a building, the church is us!
Believe – Belong – Become
Turning Point Wesleyan exists to encourage others to Believe in God's love expressed through Jesus Christ; to invite others to Belong to the Church family; and to guide others to Become mature believers who love God and love others as they love themselves.
Turning Point Wesleyan:
Encouraging others to Believe;
Inviting others to Belong;
Guiding others to Become.