Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, born in 1918, is a graduate of Leland College and the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology. Named “Dean of African American Preachers” by Time magazine, he served the Concord Baptist Church of Brooklyn as its senior pastor for 42 years. Dr. Taylor is the author of several books, including the six-volume series The Words of Gardner Taylor. Having had a prolific ministry as a clergyman and advocate for social justice, he and his wife, Phillis, now reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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