In May 2016 The Gate started a 2 week mission.  Before the first day was over it was clear that this was not to be a normal mission, over 80 people had accepted the invitation to pray to Christ on the streets of Reading.  

4 weeks in and the number who had prayed on the streets had reached over 1,850 but, more staggering, was the openness of people on the streets to hear about God and to accept prayers. The Turning was born.

Five years on, The Turning has equipped thousands of Christians across all denominations through city and countrywide missions and continues to grow year on year.


· Every believer equipped to share the Gospel & trained to disciple all that respond ·

noun_Heart_3877539 (1)

The love of God grows in our hearts as we encounter Him during the worship evenings.

noun_donation_4096197 (2)

We give this love to the people we meet through outreach during the missions.

noun_blossom_341407 (1)

We see this love grow in their lives as we meet them for coffee during follow up and discipleship.

empower your CHURCH

change your CITY

join the MOVEMENT


Yinka has been the Senior Minister of The Gate Baptist Church, where The Turning began,  since 2005 and. With a breadth of experience nationally and internationally and as one of the founders of Barnabas Fellowship of Churches, a network with churches and projects in several nations, Yinka brings apostolic leadership to the ministry. Yinka is married to Fiona, they met in Glasgow while Yinka was at Bible College and then moved to Cornwall to minister alongside Don Double and Good News Crusade.

Blessed with three sons, Yinka loves to paint whenever he gets a moment and Fiona has a keen eye for interior design. As a family, they love to get outside for long walks.