The Rev. Karl N. Taylor
I want to offer my services to the surrounding communities, schools, hospitals, outreach ministries, churches, and detention centers as a Chaplain/ Counselor/Teacher. I am a person that is able to multitask in different areas. I want to assist individuals that have been called into the ministry of our lord and savior Jesus the Christ. I also want to serve as a caregiver to those unfortunate individuals, which have become hospitalized due to mental or physical illnesses, and those that have fallen from off the beaten path. I believe that it is my assigned duty from God to serve, in every capacity, mankind. “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). It is my duty to promote the love of God, and the life He has given us, by the examples left to us by His Living Word Jesus the Christ.
Southfield Lathrup Sr. High Lathrup Village, Mich.
I studied the cello throughout my High School experience under the direction of Professor Richard Brown. I became first chair cellist in my junior year and remained so until I graduated June 1979, I have studied string instruments and my first instrument was the violin. I switched to the cello at the beginning of Jr. High School and played it through college.
Jackson State University Jackson, MS
I was a music major that played the cello under Dr. Sampson director of the J.S.U. orchestra. Was on musical scholarship and was first chair “cellist” for J.S.U. Orchestra. Took applied lessons from William Brent, Music Theory from James Holden, piano from Dr. Jackson who is now an instructor at Virginia University. I attended J.S. U. from 1979 to 1981. I also played basketball under Coach Paul Covington.
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA
My primary instrument was the bass guitar. Being a music major (1985-1986), my primary course of study was song writing, and arranging. I took lessons from John Nebbs, bassist for the “Art Blakely Trio” and sight reading lessons from Mike Stern’s bassist Bruce Ghertzs.
Beulah Heights Bible College Atlanta GA,
892 Berne SE Atlanta, GA 30316). My primary course of studies was biblical education. Received certificate for Biblical Studies, Associates of Arts Degree, and received Bachelor of Arts, May 2004. I Graduated Magna Cum Laude and I am a member of the Beta Eta Beta Kappa Honor Society. I was also awarded, from the Evangelical Training Association, the “Standard Teacher Diploma.”
Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Atlanta, GA
I graduated with a dual degree; Master of Divinity / Master of Arts in Church Music, May 2, 2009. My concentration is in OT Hebrew, synoptic Gospels, and Pastoral Care.
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
I am a candidate for a PhD in General Psychology. I started in 06/2010.
Internship done at Greater Piney Grove under Pastor, Dr. Williams Flippin Sr. Worked one year at the Love Center under the direction of Pastor Herman Haines, Ph #(404) 373-4918 instructed by Pastor Melody Ph# (404)377-0562. Also I worked as an Intern for nine months at the Villages of East Lake, from August 2008, to May 2009 at 16 hours a week, as a Chaplin under Dr. Carolyn A.L. McCrary, (404) 753-7135. I was instructed by Rev. Brenda Wallace Ph# (404)636-1457 office loc.1814 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA 30033, Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. Also, starting October 3, 2011 to May 9, 2012, at 28 hours a week, I completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center Jackson. I also volunteered as a Chaplain at the Juvenile Justice Center in Jackson, Ms., and at the Hinds County Detention Center/Penal Farm in Raymond, Ms., from February 3, 2011 to June 20, 2012, at 2 hours a week, Rev. Joe Chatman was the facilitator, Ph# (601) 940-5054. I was an Intern Chaplain in the Emory Healthcare CPE Program that started 09/2012 and ended on 12/2012, at 28 hours a week. I was located at the St. Joseph’s Hospital facility. I have received my third unit of CPE training. My supervisor was Chaplain Curry, Ph# (678) 852-4859, Office# (678) 843-5913. I am currently a Resident Chaplain at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama under the leadership of Dr. Cecelia A. Walker Director/Supervisor of ACPE, office Ph# (205)-783-3113 or (205) 783-3493. I started August 26th working 40 hours a week and had earned my fourth unit December 14th, and by August 26th , 2014 I will have a total of seven units completed.
I have won the L.M. Tobin Scholarship, the Susan Barclay Scholarship, the Gammon Scholarship, the Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the Georgia Baptist Convention, the Barry Jackson Award, and the Melva W. Costen Music Endowment Scholarship Fund. I also received the Wachovia Foundation Scholarship from UNCF twice. I won the Who’s Who among Students in American Universities & Colleges (2003-2004). I also made the National Dean’s List (2003-2004 and October 26, 2007).
Work Experience: note, jobs with * pertains to job description (they are dated)
A) Played for the Greater Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church, under Rev. Dr. F.L. Blount. Lead guitar, Ph# 1 (601) 346-0835
B) Played for Atlanta Philharmonic Choral under music directorship of John Griggs. I played the electric bass and lead guitar.
C) Played for Thankful Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga. Bass guitar and lead guitar.
D) Played for Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA for Pastor Jasper Williams Jr. I played both lead, and bass guitar.
E) Played for First African A.M.E. Church of Atlanta for Bishop Earl McCloud bass guitar
F) Played at Lakewood C.O.G.I.C. for Bishop Whitlock where I played bass guitar.
G) I was the Music Director for the Wee B. Sunday school Program under the founder Lee Martin. I directed a youth orchestra as a volunteer. Contact number (404) 753-2798.
H) Played for Beulah Heights Bible College lead guitar.
I) Played for the ITC Choir, under Dr. Lisa Allen, (404) 805-0739 the upright bass, electric lead and bass guitar.
J) Played for Trinity A.M.E. for Pastor. Jeffery B. Cooper under the direction Minister David Watkins both lead and bass guitar.
K) I played for The Rock C.O.G.I.C. under Superintendent Pastor Howard. There I play the keyboard and taught parts to the praise team, the choir, and the men’s choir. To contact Pastor Howard call (678) 895-1979
L) *I worked as a Chaplin at the Villages of East Lake Atlanta, GA. 30016. I did internship there under Dr. Brenda Wallace from the Interdenominational Theological Center/Morehouse School of Religion, 700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA. I worked there 9 months (09/2008 to 05/2009). We worked 16 hours per week. I received my masters in Divinity and in Church Music May 2nd, 2008-2009 school year. (404) 527-7700.
M) *I worked as an adjunct-professor in the religious studies program at Tougaloo College 08/2010 to 09/2011 in Tougaloo, MS 39174. I taught religious ethics class (3 hour class) twice a week. My supervisor was The Rev. Dr. Loye Ashton, PhD ICOHM Dept. Chair, office: (601) 977-7944, and cell: (601) 316-9486.
N) *I was an Intern Chaplain in the CPE training program at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS, from 10/03/2011 to 05/21/2012. I worked 8 clinical hours, 8 educational hours, and 8 hours on call during the weekends. This gave me a total of 24 hours per week. I earned two units of CPE training. My supervisor was Walter B. Thomas (601) 813-1720
O) *I am currently the Minister of Music at Thankful Missionary Baptist Church (TMBC) in Decatur, GA that started 06/2012 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Keith Slaughter, (404) 373- 5157. I currently still play the organ for TMBC.
P) *I am also currently working on my third unit of CPE training that began 09/2012 and it ends 12/2012. I am an Intern Chaplain in the Emory Healthcare CPE training program located at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30342. My ACPE, CPE supervisor is Chaplain Rosalynn Curry, office: (678) 843-5913, and Cell: (678) 852-4859.
Q) I am currently a resident chaplain at Princeton Baptist Medical Center in
Birmingham, Alabama. I have completed my fourth unit of CPE, 1st as a resident
(August 26, 2013 to December 3, 2013). Dr. Cecelia A. Walker is the
Director/CPE Supervisor. Office Ph # (205) 783-3113 or (205) 783-3493.
I was ordained on 06/06/2003 at the Greater Tree of Life MBC in Jackson, Ms.
This is my cell number for easy access. Call Rev. Karl N. Taylor at (601) 668-6513
Rev. Joe Lee Chatman
Greater New Bethel
2828 St. Charles Street
Jackson, Ms. 39209
Home Phone # (601) 969-6653
Cell # (601) 940-5054
Dr. Cleophus Lacy
Pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist. Church
700 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Office Phone # (770) 228-0310
Cell # (770) 468-5293
Elder Harold Bennett, Ph.D., President-Dean
Charles H. Mason Theological Seminary
Interdenominational Theological Center
700 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Office Phone # (404) 527-7700
Cell # (4040 273-1664
Dr. Lisa Allen
Head of Music Department
Office Phone # (404) 527-7700
Cell # (404) 805-0739
700 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA. 30314
.Chaplain Benson Thomas Office Phone # (601) 364-1397
CPE Supervisor Cell # (601) 813-1720
G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery
VA Medical Center
Clinical Pastoral Education Center
1500 E. Woodrow Wilson,
Jackson, MS., 39216
The Rev. Loye B. Ashton, Ph. D Office Phone # (601) 977-7944
ICOHM Department Chair Cell # (601) 316-9486
Religious Studies Program Director
500 W. County Line Rd.
Tougaloo, MS 39174
The Rev. Keith Slaughter, D. Min Office Phone # (404) 373-5157
Pastor of Thankful MB Church Cell # (404) 668-4166
830 West College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Chaplain Rosalynn Curry Office Phone # (678) 843-7316
ACPE, CPE Supervisor Candidate Cell # (678) 852-4859
St. Joseph’s Hospital
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Dr. Cecelia A. Walker Office Phone # (205) 783-3493
Director/CPE Supervisor Office Phone # (205) 783-3042
Princeton Baptist Medical Center Office Phone# (205) 783-3113
701 Princeton Ave. SW
Birmingham, AL 35211