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Friendship Baptist Church Installed New Pastor

Rev. James E. Taylor II-Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, with Pastor Stevie Wakes, Pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church, and Dr. David Denson, Jr. Pastor of Burning Bush Church.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church installed their new pastor Rev. James E. Taylor II on April 22. 2018.


Rev. Taylor is an ordained Baptist minister from Florence, AL.  He earned his B.A. in Religion and Congregational Studies from Samford, Rev. Taylor served as a Samford Sunday Student Preacher, preaching in various Baptist associations across the state of Alabama. Rev. Taylor also received his Master of Divinity Degree in Biblical Studies and Theology from George W. Truett Theological Seminary, organizations and clubs. Rev. Taylor was also recognized as the Robert Jackson Robertson Outstanding Preaching Student for his graduating class.


While completing seminary, Rev. Taylor served as an associate minister at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (Waco, TX), where he gave leadership to the youth and college ministries.


Rev. Taylor has also served at The Church Without Walls, Houston, TX., and Cornerstone Baptist Church Brooklyn, NY.

Rev. Taylor enjoys reading, exercising, all things football related, traveling, visiting museums, painting, poetry, and discovering new cultural and regional cuisines.


On July 11, 2015 Rev. Taylor married his love, the former Jasmine C. Starling. They have one beautiful daughter, Journee Taylor. He is the proud pastor of Friendship M.B. Church of Merced, CA.


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