Pastor Rheubin McGhee Taylor has served as Pastor of Mt. Zion (MTZ) Baptist church for over twenty years. The humble Shepherd has obtained numerous degrees and other accolades throughout his life walk, but none of them exceed his call as a "born again" Minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Taylor has a passion for teaching and for people. He is a man that teaches each day of his life and through his teaching has touched many lives and brought many to Christ.
He is a man of God that can and will preach God’s Word. He teaches the word in such a comprehensible and powerful way that even the youngest child can understand. He is truly a man after God’s own heart. He has dedicated his life to serving the Lord, mind, body and soul. This is demonstrated through his endless service at MTZ, in the community and abroad.
Sharing the love of Jesus through the ministry in which God has called him is an assignment in which he takes extreme pride. Pastor Taylor is a Bible scholar and teacher. He diligently shares his knowledge with his members and encourages them to study the word for themselves as well. He continues to study at the “Christian University” where the University President is our big brother Jesus the Christ; he received his “Born Again” degree and continues to work on his “Eternal Life” degree each and every day.
He is employed as Attorney for the Hamilton County government in Chattanooga, TN.
He is also the proud father of three; Keturah (Corey) McIver, Rheubin M. Taylor the II, and Lloyd Taylor. He has been blessed with three handsome grandsons, Rheubin M. Taylor III, Keifer McIver and Cayden McIver.
He is married to the anointed and talented Minister Joyce R. Taylor. He and First Lady Taylor are spiritual soldiers for the Lord who take pride in serving the Lord with their whole heart.
We, at Mt. Zion, believe that GOD can transform your life and birth out of you the extraordinary potential that is within you. Every Christian can move out of the ordinary to the extraordinary when they become totally committed and dependent on God. Jesus says in John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly." Through divine intervention in your life the impossible becomes possible.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Chattanooga to the late Dr. & Mrs. Wm. H. Ryan, Sr., but was raised in Louisville, KY. She is the 7th of nine siblings. Her father, Dr. William H. Ryan, Sr., was called by God to Pastor the Greater Salem Baptist Church in Louisville, KY., after having pastored Prospect Baptist Church, in West Amurchee, GA, and New Salem Baptist, Rossville, GA.
She attended and graduated from Manley Jr., High and Male High School, in Louisville. She attended the Bryant and Stratton Business College and received an Associate Degree in Business Management. Also, she has received many certificates from UTC in Continuing Education.
She was a professional and dedicated worker with more than 37 years before retiring from Tennessee Valley Authority in May 2004.
She is the proud mother of three children: Dr. Shari Muir and Minister Warren "Rusty" and Alice Muir; six grandchildren.
A woman after God's own heart, Lady Taylor has been blessed with a number of talents. A few of her God given talents include singing and directing. She has been working with and directing choirs for more than 40 years. She was Choir Directress and a member of the Choir Administration Ministry, a leader in the Tape Ministry, and the Sick Member's Ministry, at the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Every since she and Pastor Rheubin Taylor united in marriage on March 7, 2004, First Lady Joyce has played an important role as one of the directors of the MT. Zion Mass choir.
Lady Taylor's commitment to helping others is evident through her lifestyle of service. She is saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Spirit, she loves the Word of God, and one of her gifts she practices daily is praying. She loves people and always looks for the good in others. She frequently hosts prayer and Bible study meetings, workshops, and other events to empower others to develop in the love and Word of God. She also plays an important part in the women's Sunday school ministry.
Above all her accomplishments, she considers supporting her husband and being his "spiritual cheerleader" a major part of her ministry. Her love for him is evident in every way. As a "spiritual cheerleader" and role model, Lady Taylor inspires and encourages all those she comes into contact with and sets the atmosphere for praise and worship.