Gardner C. Taylor

Dr. Gardner Calvin Taylor (born June 18, 1918) is an influential American preacher, noted for his eloquence and deep understanding of Christian faith and theology and known as "the dean of American preaching".] Taylor was a close friend and mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. and played a prominent role in the religious leadership of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Taylor received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 9, 2000, awarded by President Bill Clinton. [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/15Americans.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom] ]

Gardner Taylor was born in 1918 in Baton Rouge, the grandson of former slaves, and grew up in the segregated South of the early 20th century. He graduated from the Oberlin College School of Theology in 1940,] and began a lifetime of preaching and civil rights activism.

Taylor was pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, New York for 42 years, before retiring in 1990. During this time he helped to found the Progressive National Baptist Convention with Martin Luther King Jr., providing an important base of support for King's civil rights work.cite news |first=Rachel |last=Zoll |title=Gardner Taylor confronts the challenges of aging |url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gq7KQubcoZYlyDvdQtL1eVU3fEzQD8T7F1NO2 |publisher=AP |date=2007-11-29 |accessdate=2007-12-01]

More than 2,000 of Taylor's sermons are archived, and recordings of many of them are available in collections such as "The Words of Gardner Taylor: 50 years of timeless treasures".

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External links

* [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week951/profile.html# PBS Religion and Ethics] profile.
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NXG/is_2001_Wntr-Spring/ai_94160933]
* [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2991765683519690268&q=gardner+taylor&hl=en Charlie Rose Show] - 1999 Christmas Panel discussion of Jesus.


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