Apostle Dr. Donald Taylor, son of Deacon Stephen Taylor and the late Evangelist Mary Taylor was born December 30, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York.
Apostle Dr. Taylor was saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost at the age of four. He began preaching the gospel at the age of ten; at the age of thirty he founded and pastored the New Beginning Deliverance Center in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
Apostle Dr. Taylor was the National Presiding Prelate and Founder of the Gospel Jamboree Interdenominational Fellowship and the President and Founder of United Christian Fellowship.
He was the former choir director of the Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance Center Fellowship Union Mass Choir under the leadership of his Spiritual Mother and Pastor, Apostle Dr. Idell Cheever of Savannah, GA.
He was the former Assistant and Armor Bearer to his Spiritual Brother, the late Supt. Elder Nathan L. Simmons, former President of the Ministerial Alliance and Youth Pastor at Citadel of Hope Church, under the leadership of the late Supt. Nathan L. Simmons in Atlanta, Georgia, a former choir member of the Beaufort Revival Choir, Low Country Mass Choir and Faith Tabernacle Mass Choir and Armor Bearer under the leadership of Bishop Ronald E. Brown, his Spiritual Father of Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Apostle Dr. Donald Taylor has traveled and performed with such recording artists as: Evang. Shirley Caesar, Bishop Ronald E. Brown, Rev. John P. Kee, Bishop Kervy Brown, Evang. Dorinda Clark-Cole, Evang. Twinkee Clark, the late Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, Evang. Beverly Crawford, Evang. Duranice Pace, Sis. Francine Jones, the late Evang. Dr. Nancy Spearman, Sis. Mildred Daniels, Bro. B. Chase Williams, the late Rev. Timothy Wright, Sis. Minni Rhedd, the late Rev. James Moore, and Rev. Douglas Miller, just to name a few. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and foreign countries ministering in revivals, conferences and conventions.
He was known as the “Dancing Machine” and one of the most electrifying and anointed preachers of our time. He shared the gospel with a very unique style of humor that ministers to the young and the old all across the country, transcending all ethnic origins.
It was Apostle Dr. Taylor’s desire to help each person find direction for living in today’s society through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to strengthen the family, to be a positive influence in the community and to deliver the unadulterated word of God that will set the captives free from the bondage of sin, disease and poverty.
Apostle Dr. Donald Taylor was consecrated into the office of an Apostle on October 27, 2001, by his Spiritual Mother and Pastor, Apostle Dr. Idell Cheever; assisting her was Apostle Tyrone Lundy, Apostle Dana Holmes and the late Supt. Nathan L. Simmons.
On March 4, 2007, he received a Doctorate of Divinity degree as well as a Certificate in Christian Counseling from the International Overcoming College of Religion, James Dussault University Columbia, South Carolina. On September 9, 2012, he received another Doctorate of Divinity degree in Theology from the School of The Great Commission Bible College in Columbia, South Carolina.
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Apostle Dr. Donald A. Taylor walked through the doors of Eternal Life with Christ and made his transition to a new life to be with his Father in Heaven. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Ronald Taylor.
To forever carry his love and memories: his father, Deacon Stephe n Taylor; his one and only sister, Prophetess Towanda Taylor; very special spiritual sister, Bishop T. La’tell Penny; a bond that can’t be broken his sisters by love, Ms. Jackie Jones, Debra Brockington and Loxcenia Ryan; special friend, Ms. Shirley Goodman; special spiritual children, Ms. Hattie Gettis, Destiney Gettis, Anthea Brown and the entrie New Beginning church family and the Gospel Jamboree family; to include a very special god brother, Curtis Frazier.
Apostle Dr. Donald A. Taylor, 53 of Ridgeland, SC passed away at his residence in Wagon Branch, SC on Saturday, July 20, 2019. He was the son of Deacon Stephen Taylor and brother of Prophetess Towanda Taylor. Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm and Wake Service from 7-9 pm Friday, July 26, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home Complex in Ridgeland, SC. Funeral services will be held 2 pm Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Family Worship Center in Yemassee, SC. The family will be accepting visitors from 1pm-9pm at 4420 Tillman Road, Tillman, SC. Allen Funeral Home of Ridgeland in charge.