Mike & Char Turrigiano have been planting churches, raising-up leaders, and equipping churches for over four decades.
Mike began his Christian walk as part of the Teen Challenge program in Brooklyn, NY in 1971. As a result, he worked for Teen Challenge under, Don & David Wilkerson, throughout the 1970s running and starting a church.
In 1979 the Turrigianos met John Wimber (who was then a church growth consultant) and began dreaming about starting what would be a Vineyard church in NYC. Since then they have done just that.
He and his wife, Char have become spiritual parents to many in the ministry today around the world. It’s been a labor of love and now with the Main & Plain, the Lord has called them to focus their energy full time on coaching, equipping and caring for ministry leaders and their churches.
The Turrigianos have been married for 45 years. They live in Brooklyn, New York and have two sons, six grand children and two great grand children. They enjoy relaxing and having dinner with friends. By the way, Char is a great hostess and cook.