Pastor Larry Taylor
Larry Taylor is a pastor and teacher of God’s uncompromising Word. He is a native of Craven County and is the founder of Fountain of Life Ministries in Havelock, North Carolina. He is married to Jacqueline Wilson Taylor and they have two sons, a daughter-in law and four grandchildren.
At an early age Pastor Taylor knew there was something between him and God. However, not yet being acquainted with God, he had no knowledge of spiritual things. In 1984 Pastor Taylor accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. That same day the Lord made him aware that he was to preach His Gospel.
After that glorious transformation with the Lord, Pastor Taylor knew he needed someone in is life to teach and guide him into a deeper understanding of God’s Word. He searched for many churches trying to connect and fulfill the void. Then it happened; on one Friday night he was asked to watch a man by the name of Fredrick K. C. Price on TBN Broadcast. Pastor Price was teaching the Word of God and Pastor Taylor's
whole world was turned upside down. He was finally connected. The void was filled and his eyes were opened to the Word of God. He was introduced to what was called “The Word of Faith Teaching”. For three years Pastor K.C. Price was Pastor Taylor’s TV pastor. But God knew that he needed a local covering and hands on pastor.
It was in 1987 that God placed Pastors Cal and Nita Langford from Texas in New Bern to be that covering and hands on pastor to teach Pastor Taylor the Word of Faith; the full Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastors Cal & Nita were graduates from Rhema Bible Training Center, founded by the late Kenneth E. Hagin Sr. located in Tulsa, OK.
Pastor Taylor spent 13 years under the training of Pastors Cal & Nita Langford. It was under their leadership, God spoke to him about moving out into the pastoral ministry.
In 1993, God stirred Pastor Taylor to go into the pastoral ministry full time. Because of the lack of understanding, Pastor Taylor delayed this move until 1998.
In September 1998, Pastor Taylor went searching in Havelock, North Carolina for a church building. The building was located and he took this information back to Pastors Cal & Nita. It was in September of 1998 that Pastor Cal ordained Pastor Taylor, blessed him, and released his family to go fulfill God’s plan in the pastoral ministry. He started Fountain of Life Ministries, his first church, that only seated 40 people.
After the ministry was up and running, the Holy Spirit brought back to Pastor Taylor’s memory the anointing that he was blessed with by God to lay hands on the sick so that they may receive their healing. Pastor Taylor, being made aware of this marvelous gift, began to exercise it by faith and the success was tremendous. Directed by the Holy Spirit, Pastor Taylor began holding “Healing Services” at the church, teaching people how to receive the healing power of God’s Word into their life. Not only did it bless the people in the surrounding area but by way of internet God's anointing through Pastor Taylor’s message affected people as far as Greece.
"It is an honorable thing to be called by God to preach the gospel of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I consider it to be the highest calling a man or woman could ever have bestowed upon them. Therefore, I will continue to esteem it very highly and protect it with my life in the honor of my Lord and Savior. "