Bishop Arlene Faye Taylor
GRASONVILLE — Bishop Arlene Faye Taylor was born March 25, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the youngest child of Pastor Lenwood and the late Anna R. Taylor. On September 18, 2017, the Lord saw fit to receive her home from labor to reward, after a longterm illness. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Ps. 116:15
Bishop Taylor was raised in Grasonville, Maryland. She received her education in the Queen Anne’s County School System. Upon the completion of her high school tenure in 1980 she attended Chesapeake College and later the Computer Communications Institution in Wilmington, Delaware. She was later employed in the Queen Anne’s County working with alternative students in Sudlersville and Stevensville schools. She remained dedicated to her work as a Queen Anne’s County School board member where she was diligent in equal opportunity for the residence of Queen Anne’s County.
In obedience to God, she moved back to Grasonville in 1989, and immediately took to the street to share her testimony of deliverance. She founded the group “Youth in Action” at that time. Under this title she organized field trips, a softball team, an anti-drug march, and a biographical play entitled, “Crackin Up on Crack”. In 1991, she received the Governor’s Citation in recognition of impressive commitment to the people of Queen’s Anne’s County as demonstrated by her dedicated efforts and vision in effectively addressing the problem of substance abuse and particularly her noteworthy contributions in prevention.
In 1994, under the tutelage of her mother, she answered the call to preach the Gospel, by 1995, she was ordained Evangelist in the Mount Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc. she also held a four-year term as Vice President of the National Youth Convention of the Mount Sinai Holy Church of America, Inc. She then labored in God’s vineyard preaching the Gospel, and many lives were changed.
In 1996, she was ordained as an Elder. Continuing her faithful service, she established herself as a respected woman of God in the community, church, legal and school systems. Judges, attorneys and principals alike all honor “Rev Taylor”. In 1997, she founded the 4-H National Women’s Conference. In which women from five states gathered to the Holiday Inn in Annapolis, MD.
On July 5, 1998, Bishop Taylor gave birth to the vision and Chosen Generation Deliverance Ministries was born. On October 1, 2005, Chosen Generation held its 1st Annual Fall Conference and “Stepping Out” Gala where Bishop Taylor was ordained Overseer of Chosen Generation Deliverance Ministries Inc. In the fullness of time, God saw fit to take Bishop Taylor into new territory receiving an Associate’s Degree from the National School of Theology, (2013) promotion to the office of Bishop, and (2014) President of the Queen Anne’s County School Board in which she served until her passing.
Some of the things she enjoyed were eating, shopping and her time spent with Simeaka Melton and Tameka Taylor-Wilson. She was best known to use her life to bless and love others as much as possible. If you needed or wanted anything she found a way to be a blessing. Regardless, if you were getting married, buried, going to school, college, court, work or church or just simply going through, “Lene” was always right there and ready for the task. Her love, determination and dedication was amazingly matchless. Her Life was a true demonstration of God’s love.
She was preceded in death by Anna R. Taylor(Mother), James Wilburt and Minnie Hackett (God Parents), and Tyrell Taylor (Nephew).
She leaves to cherish her memories Lenwood Taylor Sr (Father), 4 brothers; Franklin Weatherly (Thelma), Lenwood Taylor Jr. (Rose), Larry Taylor (Faye), Richard Taylor (Carlisa), Jermaine Taylor, 2 Sisters: Candance Taylor (Curtis Wilson), Deborah Lewis, God sister Karen Edwards, an adopted daughter Tina Minus, grandkids, Special Uncle and Aunt Victor and Jackie Hackett, uncles, aunts, a host of nieces, nephews, God-children and close friends.