About Us 

About Us

Our Purpose At Turning Point

We’re here to help people Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Their Purpose, and Make a Difference.

Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or you are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here. Our hope is to give you a place where you experience a fresh, enjoyable connection to God and a community of people.

We keep our focus simple so we can have the biggest impact possible. Everything we do as a church is filtered through our focus on helping every person live the full life for which God created all of us.

Know God

Sunday Services  >

God wants to know us personally. More than just practicing religion, He wants a relationship with us. Our weekend services are where we focus on that relationship. Whether you’re new to faith, have questions, or have been a Christ follower for a long time, our services are a safe place to learn more about what it means to know God and grow closer to Him.

Find Freedom

Small Groups  >

One of the ways God designed for us to live in freedom is to have people in our life to help us in the journey. Connecting with others in Turning Point's Small Groups is a practical and enjoyable way to find that kind of life-changing community.

Discover Purpose

Growth Track  >

We’re all an important part of God’s plan, and our life will never make sense until we discover our purpose. The Turning Point Growth Track is designed to help us take steps in the important process of discovering our purpose, and there are opportunities to attend weekly @ Turning Point Open Bible Church.

Make a Difference

Dream Team  >

This is God’s ultimate plan for our life--to make a difference in the lives of others. When we do, the Bible tells us we will experience joy. Through the Turning Point Dream Team, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live out their calling by using their gifts and talents to serve others in the church and the community.

Leadership At Turning Point

Senior Pastor Monte LeLaCheur

Pastor Monte has been involved in ministry since the day that he was born. Both of his grandfathers were pastors and when he was born, his parents were pastoring in Rapid City, South Dakota. The family moved to Spokane, WA in 1964 and his father, Norman LeLaCheur, pastored the church (then called, First Church of the Open Bible) for 29 years. After graduating from Open Bible College in Des Moines, IA, Monte returned to Spokane to pursue his master’s degree at Whitworth University. During that time, his father asked him to come on staff as his assistant pastor – which he did for 15 years until his father retired and Monte was elected by the congregation as their senior pastor in 1993.


Pastor Monte and his wife, Amy Jo, are especially enjoying this season of their lives and look forward to what the Lord is going to do in and through the community of believers at Turning Point.

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