After the Fire

Ever wonder what Marty Minto‘s been up to?

Marty Minto, Part 1: After the firing, his fire still burns

Some might say that Turning Point Community Church is going the wrong way. But its pastor, the Rev. Marty Minto, would not be among them.

The congregation that Minto began about three years ago moved last fall from the former City Rescue Mission thrift store on Cascade Street to the one-time Church of God building on Ray Street. On any given Sunday morning, about 80 men, women and children turn out for the service.

Not long prior to the move, though, the worship count ran about 150. Those numbers might alarm some. Not Minto.

Minto builds church on Scripture

For Marty Minto, it’s all about Scripture. “Marty truly relies on the fact that Scripture is what will make a difference in a person’s life,” said Brian Fuhs, a member of Turning Point Community Church, which Minto pastors. “He’s not a hellfire and brimstone kind of guy. He doesn’t pound the pulpit or scream and holler. What he does is go verse by verse and breaks it down so even my children, who are in sixth grade, can understand what he’s talking about and absorb it.”

Wow, he must have really mellowed out after leaving radio.

Comments 4

  1. Powerball wrote:

    That article ran back in April. Much has changed since then. It’s my understanding that Minto’s church is now closed and Marty has relocated his family to North Carolina. His wife took a teaching job there and Marty hopes to pastor a small Baptist church.

    Posted 10 Nov 2006 at 3:46 pm
  2. JM wrote:

    The best news I’ve heard so far is that Marty Minto has left Pennsylvania.

    Posted 13 Nov 2006 at 3:49 pm
  3. joythruChrist wrote:

    I can tell you as someone who attended TPCC for a year that MANY people were quite hurt before he left town. I pray for the unsuspecting people in NC because this has been a pattern with him. This isn’t the first church left in shambles.

    Posted 18 Feb 2007 at 2:39 am
  4. Funky Dung wrote:

    It’s my understanding that Minto’s church is now closed and Marty has relocated his family to North Carolina.

    The significance of your wording just hit me. Are you no longer friends with Marty?

    Posted 27 Mar 2007 at 2:50 pm

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