As a young man he attended Powhatan School, and later on attended Armstrong High school and he participated in the GED program of Henrico County.
Later in life, he moved to Richmond where he served under the pastorate of the late Elder Mary Montgomery. God directed him to Jerusalem Holy Church where he served under the great leadership of the late Bishop James F. Brown, Jr. and Bishop Olive Brown. In 1986, he was assigned to pastor Fountain Holy Church of the Mount Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc.
He is a graduate of the City of Richmond Chaplain’s Academy, and has served as Chaplain on the Board of the Jackson Ward Clergy Association. He is also a graduate of the Evans-Smith Leadership Training Institute at Virginia Union University School of Theology, and is currently a first year graduate of Faith Landmark Bible College.
Bishop Taylor is a husband, father and shepherd of a growing flock. He currently serves on the Board of Bishops in Mount Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc. and as the assistant to the Bishop of the Southern District.
He pastors with his wife, Elder Stephanie Taylor, and they are the proud parents of five lovely children, and one granddaughter.
Elder Stephaine Karen Taylor pastors with her husband. She began her ministry at a very young age with her father and mother at the Bethel Pentacostal Church in Bridgeton, New Jersey. An honor student and graduate of Bridgeton High School, her parents, the late Elder Curtis and Sis. Virginia Lewis, were her inspirations. She was mentored under the great leadership of Bishop Ruth Satchell and the late Bishop Amy Stevens and developed a true sure foundation.
While raised in a Christian home, she developed a great love for God and the Church. God has equipped her with many gifts including cooking, singing, children’s ministry and the special ability of nursing. She is a wife and mother of five anointed, spirit-filled children: Latavia, Kendra (James), Lawrence, Stephen (Rudee), and Kenneth. She is also grandmother to Jashae and Jayda Thorne.
Pastor Stephaine also serves as director of the Victorious Women in Christ Fellowship, Praise & Worship Leader and as Bible School teacher for laity.
A lady of many hats, we fondly call her "Mother Pastor" because of her motherly instinct and guiding hand. She has many miracle testimonies of God’s healing power.
She is caring by nature, creative by inspiration, and adventurous by revelation.