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224 First Street
Englewood, New Jersey,07631
Community Baptist Church is a vibrant and active church. We strive to be a resource to our community. Be sure to visit this page often, because there's always something new at Community! ... more.
Pastor of Community Baptist Church and Chairman
Black Clergy Council
North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Association
Music Auxiliary of the North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Asssociation
Bachelor of Science in Bible Degree
Philadelphia Biblical University
Doctor of Ministry Degree
Master of Divinity Degree
New York Theological Seminary
Dr. Lester W. Taylor, Jr., Pastor, Community Baptist Church
Reverend Dr. Lester W. Taylor, Jr. Since 1993, Dr. Taylor has led the congregation of Community Baptist Church of Englewood.
Pastor Taylor & First Lady Gayle Together, they purposefully and prayerfully lead the congregation of Community Baptist Church. A Denominational Minister Dr. Taylor extends his ministry through his role as the First Vice President of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey. He spreads the Word to churches across the U.S. and internationally as an invited revivalist and speaker. Praise and Worship Pastor Taylor, an accomplished musician and music director, leads the congregation in joyful praise and worship. Teaching and Preaching Pastor Taylor is committed to the Word of God. He is a gospel preacher! Home About Pastor Taylor Biography of Reverend Dr. Lester Taylor, Jr. pastor taylor Dr. Lester W. Taylor Jr., husband of Lady Gayle Green Taylor and father of Brindin Lamar and Amber Nicole Taylor, is the senior pastor of the Community Baptist Church of Englewood, New Jersey.
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As Pastor Taylor likes to say, "We will always be standing on the promises of God".
In 1993, Rev. Dr. Lester W. Taylor, Jr. became the fifth pastor of the Community Baptist Church. Under his leadership, our church experienced significant growth and development. As a visionary leader, our pastor began to share his vision for building a new facility.
Community Baptist Church : Pastor's Biography
Dr. Lester W. Taylor Jr. was called to the pastorate of the Community Baptist Church of Englewood, New Jersey in 1993.
He is married to Lady Gayle Green-Taylor and is the father of two children, Brindin and Amber. While serving this local church, he has provided visionary leadership and has recently completed a 13 million dollar building project to the glory of God! Dr. Taylor, understanding his call to ministry to also be a call to preparation, is equipped to do the work of the ministry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Bible Degree from the Philadelphia Biblical University (1985), a Master of Divinity Degree from the New York Theological Seminary (1999), and a Doctor of Ministry Degree the Palmer Theological Seminary (2002). Dr. Taylor serves his denomination as the Second Vice President of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey, Inc., and the Moderator of the North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Association. He also shares his ministry gifts as a symposium leader, revivalist, and bible teacher. He travels extensively preaching and teaching the word of God, lecturing on church leadership, and church growth and development. Dr. Taylor is also a skilled and accomplished musician who shares a passion for excellence in music ministry. He is the founder of the Music Auxiliary of the North Jersey District Missionary Baptist Asssociation. However, Dr. Taylor's joy is leading his own congregation in dynamic worship, high praise, relevant bible teaching, and Spirit-anointed gospel preaching. Dr. Taylor was anointed and licensed to preach the gospel at age 16. He is committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ and he preaches with power and conviction. His life's scripture is John 15:16 which says, "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you."
On Saturday, January 8, 2011, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at 224 First Street in Englewood, its Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lester Taylor and his faithful members will officially open the doors of their new $13 million, 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility with a joyous ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication celebrations.
On June 7, 2008, in the midst an on-going recession, Rev. Dr. Lester Taylor, the pastor of the Community Baptist Church of Englewood, NJ (CBC) and its members embarked upon an unprecedented faith journey by breaking ground to build a new, more expansive facility to house its growing congregation and better serve the surrounding communities. On Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 224 First Street in Englewood, Rev. Taylor will officially open the doors of the new Community Baptist Church -- a $13 million, 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art sanctuary and Christian educational center with two special services. The building of this remarkable structure is the culmination of Rev. Taylor's vision, and his congregation's belief and investment in that vision. Their incredible journey was given altruistic support from the greater community of faith who offered use of its' respective churches to Community Baptist for various meetings and ceremonies, and from the Bergen Performing Arts Center which permitted Rev. Taylor to hold two worship services in its theater each Sunday during the two-and-a-half year construction period. While statistics show that most churches experience a decrease in membership during such transitions, the Community Baptist Church's congregation grew by a significant 12% with members increasing their monetary giving in record numbers. "Throughout this journey, we continued to be in the business of saving souls, just as we continue to strive to be a five-star church, offering our best to the community and to one another," says Rev. Taylor.
Community Baptist Church : Pastor's Calendar
Dr. Lester Taylor, Moderator
Rev. Dr. Lester W. Taylor, Jr., Pastor