Prayer Group set up by Tim's daughter:
Pray for Tim Olson January 2018

TIm and Janet Olson

Tim and Janet Olson had been missionaries for 13 years, pastoring an international church in Tokyo. Not long after their return to the U.S., they were in a severe car accident. Janet and their daughter sustained minor injuries, but Tim was paralyzed from the chest down. Homeless, jobless, and now carless and in the hospital, their path ahead looked dark, but their faith did not waiver. Tim is doing the work of pastoring Turning Point Church.

Our 9 wonderful grandkids!

Tim Olson — Lead Pastor

It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else's foundation. Romans 15:20

Tim has been Pastoring Turning Point Church since 2004

Turning Point Church is trusting God to bring the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ to the Lacey / Hawks Prairie community.


Ministry in Japan fit with Tim's life verse, "It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known" (Romans 15:20 ). It has also formed his vision for church planting, knowing that more people find Christ through new churches than by any other method. The church building is in Hawk's Prairie, a rapidly developing suburb north of Olympia, WA . Westwood Baptist (Olympia) is their mother church.

The core group started meeting on Sunday mornings at South Puget Sound Community College on February 29th, 2004 then moved closer to their target area in October 2005, meeting at Seven Oaks Elementary School for 7 years. Our first building was finished in Feb. 2013 and we are now enjoying a place of our own in Hawks Prairie.

1976 — Married

(2 married children - Sara & Scott) 9 grandkids!

1977 — Graduated from International College


1981 — Graduated from Denver Seminary

1979-1981 — Associate Pastor at Green Gables Church

(Denver - Now Bear Valley Baptist).

1982 — 1-year mission in Japan

1983-1988 — Pastor of Maui International Baptist Church

1989-2001 — Pastor of KBF an international church of Tokyo

(in Tokyo)

2003-2004 — Staff pastor at Westwood Baptist


2004-present — Lead pastor of Turning Point Church


Tim & Janet & 9 grandkids - 2021!

Thank You!

For being interested in Turning Point Church.