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Dr. Kenneth B. Taylor, Jr

Professor of Urban Missions

Chester L. Quarles Chair of Missions


  • B.S., University of North Alabama, 1975
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1978
  • M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1986
  • Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
  • M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University, 1994
  • Graduate Certificate: Teaching in the 21st Century, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015


(504) 816-8015 | ktaylor@nobts.edu


Ken Taylor's research and writing has focused on cross-cultural missions, disaster relief, and urban ministry. Taking students on short-term mission trips has been a real interest and practice of his. He has presented a number of times at meetings of the Evangelical Missiological Society. He is the co-editor of Etiquette and Taboos around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Customs. In his more than thirty-five years of ministry experience, he has served as an associate pastor and then pastor in New Orleans. He and his wife, Sheila, have four children and two grandchildren.