KEVIN E. TAYLOR

The Reverend Kevin E. Taylor has done so much in his life, from producing television shows to writing a series of books to pastoring the LGBTQPOC community both inside and outside of church walls, that it's hard to believe it can all be contained in one autobiography. But it has. 

In 2017, the former BET host and current Senior Pastor of the NewArk Unity Fellowship Church, published his 6th book, a chronicle of a life lived wholly, expansively, and purposefully.  The autobiography traces Taylor's journey from a childhood in Washington DC's historically black Anacostia through a career in entertainment and his current role as a community activist, healer, and leader in New Jersey.  

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BRILLIANT 2017

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REV. KEVIN TAYLOR
REV. KEVIN TAYLOR

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SAM PARK

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SHAWN SHORT

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IQUAIL SHAHEED

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ZEKE THOMAS

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