Pastor Paul Taylor,
Paul Taylor grew up in Hopkins, Minnesota. At the age of twenty, he was saved in a jail. A few years later at the age of twenty-six, he went off to Hyles-Anderson College where he met his wife, Cheryl. They served together in the bus ministry while at college. Upon college graduation, Pastor Taylor left to work in Minnesota. Pastor graduated with a degree in Pastoral Theology, and Mrs. Taylor has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. They currently live in the Minneapolis area and have five children.
Pastor Daniel Hub,
Pastor Hub grew up in a strong Christian home and was taught of God’s love from birth. Upon graduation from a private Christian high school, he attended Crown College in Powell, Tennessee. Daniel spent the summer of his senior year at Gospel Light Baptist Church to fulfill the college requirement for internship. He thought for sure that the inner city would be a dangerous and scary place; however, Daniel found out that people are people no matter what their mindset or location. After finishing his internship and then his senior year in 2004 with a Bachelor degree in Biblical Studies in Pastoral Ministry, he joined Gospel Light Baptist Church full time. Pastor Hub has served as the Assistant Pastor since October 4, 2004. He also testifies, “I have enjoyed myself there ever since.”
Presently, he is married with two children; Daniel and his family know that God has led them to this ministry. They are honored to be under the ministry of a dedicated, godly pastor and his family.
Mr. Shawn McKinney,
Mr. McKinney grew up in Minnesota and attended Gospel Light Baptist Church as a teenager. He graduated from First Baptist School in Rosemount, Minnesota and then attended Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana. While there, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in music. Mr. McKinney traveled for a summer on tour for Hyles-Anderson and also taught piano on the music faculty. His responsibilities at the church include Youth Director, Sunday School Superintendent, and Music Director.
Mr. McKinney teaches a full load of classes as a teacher at First Baptist School in Rosemount, his alma mater. Brother McKinney and his wife, Tiffany, have two children. They enjoy serving the Lord together!
Mr. Crosby Reay,
Halfway/Discipleship Housing Director
Brother Crosby grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota in a Christian home. He was saved at the age of ten in 1957. He later joined the military and fought in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam, a few years later he then married. He began attending Crosstown Baptist Church where he met Pastor Taylor who had just received Christ as Saviour. Brother Crosby discipled Pastor Taylor and greatly influenced his life. When Pastor Taylor decided to start a church in Minneapolis, Brother Crosby came with him to help. Brother Crosby has served as Sunday school superintendent, junior church preacher, Sunday school teacher, and is now the director of our Halfway/Discipleship Housing. Brother Crosby brings over thirty years of ministry experience to our staff. Brother Crosby has two children and three grandchildren.