JERRY TAYLOR

Education

DMin, Southern Methodist University, Christian Ministry, 1995
MDIV, Southern Methodist University, Theology, 1988
BA, Southwestern Christian College, 1984

Biography

I was born in Covington, Tennessee and raised in the small rural town of Millington eight miles north of Memphis. I have been in Churches of Christ since the age of 12. I received the desire to preach when I was 11 years old and presented my first public sermon at age 14. I have served as minister of local churches in Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia. My family and I moved to Abilene from Atlanta where we had been involved in doing work among the poor that lived in the Bankhead area of inner city Atlanta. We were able to see the intense brokenness that existed in that community. We came to Abilene as a result of being recruited by the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies. We consented to coming with the desire to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor as well as build a bridge across the great divide that exists between the white and Black Churches of Christ. It has and continues to be a rewarding ministry in the area of teaching at ACU because it affords me the opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of both worlds, black and white. I am currently leading the initiative known as the Racial Unity Leadership Summit. We have been able to make much progress, however a lot more work needs to be done.
Expertise and Repertoire

Preaching, Leadership development, Racial Unity, racial reconciliation, spiritual retreats, and Mentoring.

Church Membership

North 10th & Treadaway Church of Christ