SUPERINTENDENT BERNARD TAYLOR
Bernard Taylor, the son of the late Lovate Craft and the late James Taylor, was born on December 24th, in Brooklyn, NY. He is the husband of Tynese Taylor and the proud father of Triplets, Bryan, Bria, and Briana Taylor. In addition, Ashley Levertte, Bernard Jr., and Tyanda Taylor. Also, he is the proud grandfather of three, Lashyia, Avary, and Dria Leverette. He was educated at Lincon High School, Midland, PA.
Upon graduating from High School, Superintendent Taylor studied at I.U.P. College and CCB College for 2 1⁄2 years. In 1986, Superintendent Taylor re-dedicated his life to Christ at Open Door C.O.G.I.C ministry, under the leadership of the late Dr. Jerry V. Burns. In 1997, Superintendent Taylor was ordained an Elder by the Late, Bishop Clarence Sexton Sr. Superintendent Taylor pursued his religious training at O.M. Kelly, Manhattan Bible Institute, and Te’Hillah School of Urban Ministries.
Superintendent Taylor currently serves as President of COGIC World Missions Training, Regional COGIC World Missions Director (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland), The NYC Awakening Coordinator, East Coast Disaster Relief Coordinator, and President of Open Door Family Life Center, Inc. which operates a weekly food pantry serving over 135,000 families annually. Superintendent Taylor has received several awards for his outstanding community service. Proclamations from former NYC Public Advocate Letitia James and NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Citation, Former Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and an Honorary Doctorate of Ministry from Anointed by God Ministries Alliance and Seminar. His passion and love for those in the community and the five boroughs and abroad demonstrates his commitment as a Humanitarian.
He presently serves as the Senior Pastor of Open Door COGIC and Superintendent of the Bishop Norman N. Quick Memorial District in the New York Southeast Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Tyrone L. Butler, Jurisdictional Prelate. He always remembers his Mother’s Favorite Saying “Rise and Shine, give God the Glory” and never forgets to use those twins, Fasting and Praying. His favorite saying is “Everybody is Somebody.”