Our Pastor

Pastor Loraine Taylor

Pastor Taylor has been married to her husband Willis for nearly fifty years. She has two sons and one daughter; they have blessed her and her husband with four grandchildren. She lives in Catawba, Virginia, and enjoys the beautiful mountains and people who surround this valley. Her heartfelt joy is to walk with individuals and families as they learn Christ and experience emotional and spiritual healing in some of life’s most difficult challenges. She believes the Holy Spirit guides and empowers the people of God into the abundant life that He has intended for all humanity. She is the most fulfilled in following the call of Christ to preach the Gospel and lead those who are under her care.

She has served as a Senior Pastor since 1985. She has been privileged to study and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Counseling, a Master’s Degree in Theology, and a second Master’s Degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University. Her studies have been from Tomlinson College, Jacksonville Theological Seminary, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Global University, Liberty University, and Richmont Graduate University. She has had the great honor to sit on many ministry boards and committees throughout the years. She has been elected to serve as Section Presbyter, Executive Presbyter, and General Presbyter of the Assemblies of God fellowship. God has blessed her to plant two churches. She was called by God to plant Grace Assembly of God in 1991, where she continues to serve as the Senior Pastor.

Her life has been and continues to be richly blessed by God and so many beautiful people. Hundreds of hours have been dedicated to giving the clear Gospel message and making disciples of those under her care. She is humbled at the thought of God’s patience as she strives to become a better servant for his use. There have been so many great people throughout the years who have impacted her life in both big and small ways, none of which is insignificant. Great men and women have poured their words of wisdom, knowledge, and encouragement into her; “they have believed in me when I had little confidence in my personal ability.”

“If I could do it all over, I would say yes again. In fact, I awaken each day with gratitude of knowing God has enabled me to walk in his call; I know any accomplishments in the kingdom of God have come through God’s gracious hand of mercy and goodness.”

Pastor Taylor can be reached via email at agladypastor@msn.com