Turner Wilkes

by Andrew Ware

Turner Wilkes works with school age children and is on staff at a church in Chesterfield, Va working primarily with youth and the praise band in worship. However, Turner’s true passion is being out in nature, and as such he describes his exploits as worship in and of itself.

For many of us we ask ourselves, “Do we truly take opportunities to worship?” Whether you work in the church or not do you take moments to engage in worshipful acts that fill your soul. Worship is that which connects us to God, and by that definition becomes an important part of a theology of self-care. Turner takes us on a worship journey, and explores this nature of connecting to God through nature, and photography.

Let us ask ourselves how we see ourselves being cared for in the midst of worships and how we can treat worship as an escape from the hecticness of every-day life, no matter or where we find that sense and experience.

You can find Turner and follow all his awesome adventures in nature on Instagram at @thenatureboy_tunerwilkes

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Instagram: @RunninRev89
Facebook: @andrewware12

Background Music from Yevhen Lokhmatov, ‘Race For Glory’ www.melodyloops.com/tracks/race-for-glory/ Granted permission to use this Music by Melody Loops and its licensees, including Andrew Ware.

Andrew Ware

Andrew is a pastor in the United Methodist Church serving Beech Grove UMC in Suffolk, Va. He is a husband to the most amazing wife and father to two amazing kids. I love to run and get active and I am a big advocate for self-care in whatever form helps you to care for yourself.


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