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Pastor Robert Taylor comes to Shiloh

The Rev. Robert Taylor, right, was recently appointed as the new pastor at historic Shiloh Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He is pictured with wife, Rev. Arlecia Taylor. (Special Photo)

The Rev. Robert Taylor, right, was recently appointed as the new pastor at historic Shiloh Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He is pictured with wife, Rev. Arlecia Taylor. (Special Photo)

JONESBORO — One of the oldest African American churches in Clayton County now has a new leader.

The Rev. Robert Taylor was recently elected as the senior pastor of the Shiloh Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Taylor comes to Shiloh from Innerfaith Christian Ministries, a congregation he started in Fayetteville.

Among his mentors in the ministry are Clayton County area pastors Gerry Anderson of New Macedonia Baptist Church in Riverdale, where Taylor was ordained, and was licensed in 1994 and Bishop Donald E. Battle of Divine Faith Ministries International, also in Jonesboro.

A native of Greenville, Mississippi, Taylor attended school at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss., and Atlanta’s Beulah Heights University where he received a degree in Biblical Studies.

Pastor Taylor is married to Rev. Arlecia Taylor and the couple has three sons Tiras, Devon and Zion.

Shiloh Baptist Church, Jonesboro is located at 216 Mill Street with Sunday services consisting of Sunday School at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The church also conducts Bible Study each Wednesday 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. with prayer at 6 p.m.

For further information, call the Church Administrative office at 770-478-9586.