The Rev. Dr. Martha Taylor

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The Rev. Dr. Martha Taylor


The Reverend Dr. Martha C. Taylor is a long time member of Allen Temple and serves as the Church Historian.

The mission of this ministry is to research, gather and chronicle the history of the church through oral and written narratives to preserve the Church’s heritage and history for future generations. She is also the national historian for the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. and serves as a member of the President’s Executive Staff. She is dually ordained American Baptist and Presbyterian.

Dr. Taylor’s ministry extends into the community as she serves on numerous boards including, chaplain for Black Women Organized for Political Action, member of the Oakland Police Chief’s advisory board. National Negro Council of Negro Women, Delta Theta Sorority, and is active with Black Elected Officials and Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay. However, Dr. Taylor’s true passion is preaching, teaching mentoring and ministering to the sick and bereaved.


from Allen Temple Baptist Church