Pastor Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor was born into a loving, Christian family and grew up
in the Canadian Tundra of Regina, Saskatchewan and Toronto, Ontario. Jeremy
gave his life to Jesus early in life and yet feel that the total surrender to
Christ happened on a rock at the age of twenty-one. After that experience,
God revealed His will for the trajectory of a life in ministry and he was
baptized by immersion sometime later. During that time God introduced
Jeremy to the woman of his dreams! April and Jeremy were married in the
summer of 1999 in her home town of Abbotsford, British Columbia. They were
blessed with 3 children, Jerusha, Naomi and Elijah. "These are our
gifts from the Lord that teach us daily lessons in love, patience, pride,
forgiveness and the need for prayer and Godly wisdom."
His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Brercrest Bible College and a Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary. Both of these studies include foundational theological, biblical and pastoral training. He also was educated deeply by his experiences in the fourteen years of vocational ministry in two church settings. He has also served as the Youth and Worship Pastor at Converge (Baptist General Conference) church, Immanuel Baptist in Hoquiam, Washington and as the Youth Pastor at Kenwood Baptist in Cincinnati, Ohio (American Baptist). He received his ordination from the American Baptist Church through their rigorous theological and pastoral call process. Jeremy's family is also excited about the opportunity to move and serve in Portland, Jeremy was selected from a list of 60 applicants. He was invited to come to Temple so the congregation could meet and hear him speak, which on July 28, he did.
He also met with the different committees, presented himself and took that opportunity to ask and answer questions that was presented to him. He also met with the different age groups, Sunday school classes, elder board, and church staff. Jeremy and April were then presented with opportunity to accept the Senior Pastorate position. Jeremy Taylor was installed as Senior Pastor on September 7, 2013. Jeremy Taylor became the 24th Senior Pastor at Temple Baptist Church.
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