APOSTLE MELVIN T. TAYLOR
"Our treasures are those things that are most precious to us. They are also gifts from God and we must not put things first, but Him and sow back into the kingdom for the purpose of advancing it." - Apostle Melvin T. Taylor
ApostleMelvin T. Taylor is the Overseer and Founder of Word of Faith International Outreach and the Presiding Overseer and Founder of Global United Ministries of Jesus Christ. His God given vision is to see people living their "blessed" life.
The Spiritual history of Apostle Taylor began in 1988 when he rededicated his life to God, accepted the call of salvation and received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Apostle Taylor received his early Christian training at Zion Temple Apostolic church under the pastorate of Pastor and Founder, Clara V. Croxsell (his Great-Great Aunt), Pastor Dorothy Barnes and Apostle Mark A. Moore Sr. After serving in many capacities, (Sunday School Teacher, Bus Driver, Outreach Leader, Deacon and Minister) Apostle Taylor answered the call to pastor.
In September of 1999, Apostle Taylor and his family opened the doors to Word of Faith Outreach Ministry. The church started in the basement of his home. Later, the church held service at the Holiday Inn and at the Riverside Elementary School. In 2001, Word of Faith moved into their current location on Loflin Road.
In 2004, Apostle Taylor propelled into international ministry as he took his first of many foreign mission trips. His mission travels have lead him to Port au Prince, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Croatia, Serbia, Guyana, South America, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ghana, West Africa, Nairobi, Kenya and Monrovia, Liberia. His foreign ministry included evangelizing, preaching and teaching the Gospel.
ApostleTaylor and his family were ordained through the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW). He was ordained Elder and served with the D.C, Delaware and Maryland District Council until 2010.
In 2010, his not-for-profit organization, Partnership in Christ International was formed. Through this organization, many local community partnerships were cultivated. Partnership in Christ International expanded into foreign missions. The purpose of this expansion was to build schools in Dessalines Haiti. During this building project, school supplies were provided to the students and toilets were built. The ministry was able to support the teachers, provide their salaries, and so much more.
In 2011, after forming many fellowships both locally and internationally, Apostle Taylor formed Global United Ministries of Jesus Christ and he was consecrated as the Presiding Apostle/Overseer. His God-given vision for Global United is to build strong fellowships, to connect resources with needs, to teach and empower leaders and churches on both the local and international levels.
In 2013, land was purchased in Gonaives Haiti and the process of building a two-story school began. The vision for the school was to educate at least 200 students.
ApostleTaylor oversees many churches both in Turks and Caicos Island, Cap Haitian, Gonaives and Port au Prince (all are located in Haiti). God's blessings on these churches drew other churches who desired to become a part of Partnership in Christ International.
ApostleTaylor also launched Global Bible College. At the time of inception, the college had a class of 22 students equipped with the knowledge and ready to be conferred the degree of Associates of Biblical Studies.
In the local community, Apostle Taylor has served on several boards. He has served on a local homeless shelters board, Clergy United and as a Mayor appointee of the Board of Appeals in Aberdeen, Maryland. His list of accomplishments are numerous.
Apostle Taylor continues to be a catalyst for change in his local community. He is first partaker of the change he desires for others. He believes in and exemplifies the Great Commission, “And he said to them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.” Mark 16:15.
ApostleTaylor is also making a difference in the marketplace. His sphere of influence has reached to the branch of his local government. On November 3, 2015, by an unanimous vote, Apostle Melvin T. Taylor was voted in as a City Councilman for Aberdeen, Maryland. He has had the privilege of casting the first vote in every matter up for vote in the City of Aberdeen.
The desire of Apostle Taylor is that he leaves a legacy for his family and honor his parents (the late Mr. Isaac and Evangelist Mary Taylor), his children and grandchildren.