James Taylor will be installed as deacon at CTK

James C. Taylor, a native of Hogansville and current resident of Peachtree City, will be ordained as a deacon Saturday, May 8, at 5 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Sharpsburg.

Taylor holds several college degrees from Auburn University and Northern Virginia Community College, a master of science in group and organizational behavior from Marymount University, and a doctor of pastoral counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He also completed all requirements, except for the dissertation, for the doctor of science from George Washington University.

Taylor is currently enrolled as a special student at St. Michael’s Seminary and has recently completed a semester of clinical pastoral education at Emory University Hospital.He has extensive experience in ministry including serving as a youth pastor at Langsdale Baptist Church, Langsdale, Ala., youth music director and youth counselor at Ox Hill Baptist Church, Chantilly, Va., Prison Chaplain, Fairfax, Va., youth and adult music director at Christ the King Presbyterian Church, Vienna, Va., and has had a number of other assignments and responsibilities. Taylor also taught graduate courses and served as an adjunct professor at Marymount University and at George Washington University

Currently, he serves in a number of capacities at the Cathedral of Christ the King, including licensed liturgical minister, lector, prayer minister, and teacher.

He is involved in the International Order of St. Luke the Physician and is helping to form a local chapter which is based at Christ the King. He is currently teaching in that program.

Outside the local parish, Taylor is a chaplain for the Peachtree City Police Department and is the associate chaplain at Fayette Piedmont Hospital. He is also a leader in the Community Emergency Response Team and in Job Seekers, a Christian ministry to the unemployed professional.

He and his wife, Karen, live in Peachtree City.

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