Jerome Taylor, Lead Pastor 

Who Am I?:

 "I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, a husband to Melinda, a father of 4, a pastor to many, and a student of the Scriptures.  

In Short?  …I consider myself to be…a thinker of the analytical and appreciator of the artistic abstract.  I am a seeker of truth, a believer with faith, and a receiver of grace.  I am a nerd, a tech junkie, a book hound, a music lover, a history buff, a trivia geek, an avid reader, & vocabulary crasher.  I enjoy being a football watcher, a baseball bum, a social network commentator, a random blogger, & unique teacher"

(Plus, I'm a guy that makes grammatical errors with really long run on sentences and/or fragments that seem to go on forever and ever.)



Our Pastor and his wife, Melinda, began serving the people of Eastgate in the summer of 2013.  They have been married since 2004 and have 4 children.  He has a B.A. in Theology & History from William Carey College (2003) and is working toward his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Bro. Jerome has been serving in ministries & churches thoughout the U.S. and across the globe since 1999.  

His desire is to lead & equip generations of people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.  He has passion to boldly share the scriptures and to call out servant-leaders that will impact the world for Jesus Christ.  Through his gifts of leadership, preaching, & teaching, he is working toward building up disciples in our church and in our community.



Reading, Travel, Music, Writing, Bass Guitar, Movies, Football, Baseball, & Tech.


Favorite Scripture:

"By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain."

1 Corinthians 15:10 [NKJV]


Favorite Quote:

"He is no fool who loses what he cannot gain, to gain what he cannot lose."

Jim Elliott - 20th Century missionary & martyr


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