Lemuel Taylor, Jr

Pastor Emeritus

Lemuel Taylor, Jr


Dr. Lemuel Taylor Jr. was born in Prichard, Alabama. He is a product of the Mobile County Public School System and has dedicated over 50 years of loyal and faithful service to his community and country.  
Dr. Taylor's educational experience included an associate degree from Alabama State Branch (now Bishop State Community College), a B.S. degree from Alabama State College (now Alabama State University), a M.A. from Iowa State University an Ed. D from the University of Alabama, and a Master of Divinity Degree from Alabama Interdenominational Seminary. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.


As an educator, Dr. Taylor has compiled a remarkable and distinguished career as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent. Dr. Taylor provided outstanding service and leadership to the Mobile County School System for 35 years. He retired in 1987. 

Dr. Taylor was called as pastor of Highpoint Baptist Church in January 1991.  His commitment, passion and vision were all established during his 15 years in pastoral service.  He led Highpoint from mission status to membership in the Mobile Baptist Association and a vital spiritual force in the community.

He is a visionary and a kingdom-minded leader who initiated all kinds of programs and ministries to meet needs and provide opportunities for spiritual growth and development for the membership and community.

Dr. Taylor led the Highpoint Baptist Church to partnership with Volunteers of America and was awarded a $4.37 million HUD Grant for senior citizens low-income apartments. The three-story 58-apartment complex was opened in 2002.

He retired as senior pastor of Highpoint Baptist Church on December 31, 2005.  In 2006, Highpoint Baptist Church conferred Pastor Emeritus status to Dr. Taylor for his exceptional pastoral leadership. In 2008, Dr. Taylor was inducted into the City of Prichard Leadership Hall of Fame.

Dr. Taylor is married to Ezonia Moore Taylor. He has four children and five grandchildren.

Dr. Taylor gives all praise and honor to the Almighty God for all that has been done in and through us in this ministry.  To God be the Glory!