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Rep. Jeffries Statement on the Passing of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor

BROOKLYN, NY – Today, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) released the following statement on the passing of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor:

“The Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was an iconic preacher for the ages.  His sharp intellect, legendary oratory and unmatched understanding of the gospel led to a well-earned reputation among many as the greatest preacher of the 20th century.  For decades, he served as the beloved Senior Pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Bedford Stuyvesant.  In doing so, Dr. Taylor emerged as a spiritual force and transformational civic leader.  While he has left us, Dr. Taylor’s powerful life and legacy will never be forgotten.”