Samuel Proctor and Gardner Taylor have joined to share their insights on how to be a pastor who has integrity and character and who embraces the many diverse roles God requires for shepherding a flock. Together, Proctor and Taylor unravel the mysteries of the pastor as intercessor, teacher, counselor, and administrator and illumine the pastor's role with regard to families in crisis, political realities, and the quest for community.
Newsweek magazine has said that Gardner Taylor (1918-2015) is one of the twelve greatest preachers in the English-speaking world. He is considered by many to be the greatest living African American preacher. The recipient of over 100 honorary degrees, he served as pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn for forty-two years. He is the author of the six volume series, The Words of Gardner Taylor (Judson Press). After retiring in 1990, he maintained an active travel and speaking schedule. In 2000, he received The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, recognizing exceptional meritorious service.
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