Pastor Turnage began ministry as a full-time evangelist and continued in that work for 13 years. He took the position of co-pastor at Victory Temple and served in that capacity until the resignation of B. H. Clendennen upon which time he became senior pastor. During his years as co-pastor, he also oversaw several ministries of the church, including all television work.
Pastor Turnage traveled for many years with an evangelistic team, singing and preaching throughout America. When the evangelistic team work was discontinued he continued his evangelistic ministry that included preaching conventions and camp-meetings around the nation.
As pastor of Victory Temple, Pastor Turnage and the church have carried on a home and foreign missionary ministry program that includes weekly television services and outreach to help build the Kingdom of God.