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J Bernard Taylor

Contributor since: Jan 28, 2006
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed

About J Bernard Taylor

Education: B.S in Bus. Administration -Temple University, Phila. M.S. in Bus. Education - Temple University, Phila. M.Div. Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer) Phila. D. Min. Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Palmer) Phila

Comment to those looking at my sermons: I hope you can find one thing which will have an impression on your life.

Sermon or series that made a difference: Course in renewing your preaching at Princeton Seminary 2004

One of my favorite illustrations: A preacher who had been at a church for quite a number of years was honored with his picture being placed at the back of the church,replacing a clock. At the unveiling of the picture, some of the disgruntled members remarked, "They have taken down time and put up eternity."

Family: My wife is Lenora Taylor, a candidate for the ministry in the PCUSA. We have been married since October 2004. Both of us have been widowed. I have lost 2 wives through death. She has two grown children, a boy, Alvin, and a girl, Delphyne

What my parents think of my sermons: My mother heard me several times before she died and she was impressed and proud.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks I am great and one of the best preachers she has heard. I think she is great also.

Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself. Don’t try to be somebody else. Develop your own style

Books that have had an impact: Black Preaching - Henry Mitchell

Hobbies: Walking, running, playing Scrabble

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is your only hope for time and eternity.

What I want on my tombstone: 1923-----??? He did his best between the dashes.