Sr. Pastor, Kevin C. Taylor & First Lady Debra Taylor

Kevin C. Taylor is an anointed pastor and speaker, possessing an undying zeal for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the disenfranchised. For 8 years, Pastor Taylor has served as a visionary and senior pastor, to Harvest of Praise Ministry in Glenn Heights, Texas. Under his leadership, the ministry and membership have grown exponentially from 30 members in 2008 to 200+ congregants. To accommodate the rapid growth, a new facility was built in the Glenn Heights area.

Pastor Taylor was born in Dallas, TX and grew up in the South Oak Cliff area and received his diploma from South Oak Cliff High School. Additionally, Pastor Taylor attended Dallas Baptist University and Southern Bible Institute. He continually seeks to develop and enhance his education by attending various conferences and seminars.

Pastor Taylor was licensed in March of 1992, and ordained in June 1998; where he received the honor of Salutatorian of his class from the Texas Northeast Church of God In Christ, Prelate Bishops J. N. Haynes.

Pastor Taylor accepted the call to ministry in 1985. While serving with his father, the late Supt. J. T. Taylor II, he served as youth pastor, choir president, praise and worship leader and assistant pastor. He now devotes his time, talent and treasure to serving Harvest of Praise Ministry as the Senior Pastor. 

As a former recording artist with the Fantastic Taylor Brothers, two singles were recorded, Thank You Lord and Will You Be Ready. He continues to sing to glorify the kingdom of God.

After a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2007 and 2014, Pastor Taylor was compelled to partner with various organizations to help establish and build schools for children in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Likewise, he is equally committed to helping the local community. His passion and love for helping others have benefitted three organizations: Genesis Women Shelter, Under One Roof, and Ellis County Food Bank.  He hopes to form alliances with local officials in the fight against domestic violence and poverty.

Pastor Taylor has been married for over thirty years to the lovely Debra Lewis-Taylor. They are the proud parents of Kedrick C. Taylor and Erica M. Taylor-Shamlin, Son-in-Law Steve Shamlin, and grandparents to three beautiful grandchildren; Elijah, Joshua, London, and Ella.


Top Row-Left to Right:

Kedrick Taylor, Erica Shamlin

& Steve Shamlin

Middle Row-Left to Right: Joshua Taylor, Pastor Kevin Taylor, First Lady Debra Taylor & London Shamlin

Bottom Row: Elijah Taylor
Not Pictured: Ella Taylor