Bishop Ar­lene Faye Tay­lor

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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.

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