A forty-year resident of Long Island City and former resident of the Queensbridge public housing development, Bishop Taylor has dedicated his pastoral career to serving his community. Bishop Taylor is the Senior Pastor of Center of Hope International, a non-denominational church located near the Queensbridge Houses. In addition to his work as a pastor, Bishop Taylor is CEO of the East River Development Alliance (ERDA), a not-for-profit organization he founded in 2004 to expand economic opportunity for public housing residents. Bishop Taylor has received many awards, two of which are the New York Public Library’s 2005 Brooke Russell Astor award for his work with ERDA, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York’s 2008 Martin Luther King, Jr. award. Bishop Taylor has been the City Council designee to the CCRB for Queens since January of 2009.
B.A., United Christian College, 1986.
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