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 Ministry Opportunities for the FBCC Members and the Body of Christ at large.
Let's grow together!!


 This page is devoted to the ministers and members of the First Baptist Church of Cheswold who either need some of these services or desire to gain skills that will help you to walk in your call with excellence. We hope these pages will provide opportunities as well as resources to strengthen your ministry as you prepare constantly to preach and teach in a spirit of excellence.! This page features Rev  Casson Marshall's featured Ministry Resource  Picks for July.  It is her hope that FBCC members will diligently seek a closer walk with Him.   Enjoy the monthly resources- read, study and pray!

Rev. Marshall's pick the month of July
is the great Rev. Dr. Gardner Taylor.


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Dr. Gardner Calvin Taylor (June 18, 1918 – April 5, 2015) was an American Baptist preacher. He was admired for his eloquence as well as his understanding of Christian faith and theology. He became known as "the dean of American preaching". He learned the art of preaching from his mentor and teacher Reverend Dr. BG Crawley.

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. In 1958, Robert F. Wagner, Jr.Mayor of New York City, named Taylor to the New York City Board of Education, the second black member in its history. In a three-year tenure, he attacked segregation in city schools and argued that federal aid should be denied to private schools while public schools were desperate for funds. In 1961, he helped to found the Progressive National Baptist Convention with a group of pastors led by L. Venchael Booth of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, providing an important base of support for King's civil rights work, and served as its president from 1967 to 1969. At the request of Mayor Wagner in 1962, he served on a three-man committee that replaced Joseph T. Sharkey as chairman of the Kings County Democratic County Committee for ten months, until a replacement was selected.

Taylor was pastor of Concord for 42 years before retiring in 1990. More than 2,000 of his 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 and at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.

Taylor received 15 honorary degrees during his lifetime. He gave lectures and sermons at universities and churches all over the United States, as well as in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Denmark, England, Scotland, Australia, China, and Japan. He preached the pre-inauguration sermon in January 1993 for President-elect Bill Clinton at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington D.C. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 9, 2000, awarded by President Clinton.

Ministry Resource Materials 

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 These books are available on Amazon and can be found by using your web browser for relevant sites.

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