A Collection of Resources Commemorating an Extraordinary Ministry
Gardner Taylor is "the pulpit king." —Christianity Today
"For at least 20 years now, if anyone made a list of
the five or six greatest preachers in America,
Gardner Taylor would always be at the top." —President Bill Clinton
"One of the twelve greatest preachers in the English-speaking world." —Newsweek
"The dean of the nation's black preachers." —TIME magazine
Gardner C. Taylor is considered by many to be the greatest living African American preacher. The recipient of over 100 honorary degrees, he served as pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn for forty-two years before retiring in 1990. He is the author of We Have This Ministry, Chariots Aflame, and The Scarlet Thread. In 2000, he received The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, recognizing exceptional meritorious service.
On November 29, 2007, the Associated Press published an article about Gardner Taylor which was featured in newspapers nationwide. To read "Dean of American Preaching Slows Pace," click here.
National Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA interviewed Dr. Taylor in early 2008. To read Dr. Taylor's reflections, click here.
ABOUT THE WORDS OF GARDNER TAYLOR VOLUMES:
"Spanning 40 years, the volumes stand as tribute to Taylor's inspirational gifts, and are a model for the way in which the words of a passionate theologian can stir the heart and mind." —Ebony
". . . An extraordinary, comprehensive six-volume set of sermons and other writings that span Taylor's remarkable 50-year ministry. Taylor's eloquence is just as alive on paper as it is through an old-fashioned 'land-line' phone. Through timeless messages of truth, hope, love and God's inextricable relationship with humanity, Taylor loyalists and new converts seize a front-row seat to some of history's most dramatic moments. Taylor's life experiences and world events weave their way into a social, political and spiritual chronicle." —Black Issues Book Review