Pastor Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor began serving as pastor of Lakeshore Bible Church in March 2007. Prior to serving as pastor of Lakeshore he was pastor of Cornerstone Bible Church, McDonough, GA. He served the Church of God General Conference and Atlanta Bible College, Morrow, GA, as Director of Communications and Technology Director as well as a teaching faculty member from 1999-2005.

 

Pastor Taylor has nearly 30 years of pastoral experience having served churches in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Georgia prior to moving to Arizona.

 

Steve and Jill (Anger) Taylor have been married since 1976 and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

 

As well as pastoral ministry and theology, Steve has a background in data cabling, commercial telephone system installation and service, commerical and residential security and audio/video installation, media production, and writing.


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Pastor's Corner
Written by Pastor Steve Taylor   
Thanks for stopping by The Pastor's Corner! I'd like to make you aware of some resources that can be a help to you in the adventure of following Christ.

First of all, I regularly write several blogs. Here are the links:






I am also a published author, with my first book available as both an e-book and paperback print:


More books will be following; in particular, The Truth Revolution. Stay tuned!

Thanks again for visiting The Pastor's Corner. I hope these resources will be a help and blessing to you.
 

Recent Daily Devotions

January 15, 2019

“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence … Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.”Psalm 42.5,11“Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” Psalm 43.5The repetition of the words, “despair” and “disturbed,” sound like a needle stuck on a scratched record: “despair” … click … “despair” … click …“disturbed” … click …“disturbed” … Anyone who knows the reality of the experience of despair knows it is hard to think of or verbalize much else. When emotional pain is front and center, everything else is pushed to the sidelines. We may acknowledge that this is only a fleeting reality, but it’s severity easily overshadows that fact.Hope is no guarantee against despair, but it points us to the way out. It’s like a bright spotlight in the pervading darkness of a cave. We may not be out of the cave, but at least we see the way out. And that fact alone begins to lift the gloom of despair. I would never minimize the reality of despair and depression. I’ve been there, and am not immune to returning there. For some, it is a lifelong struggle. Whether a short-term or long-term struggle, it cannot be willed or wished away.  Counseling and treatment for some are necessary tools. But ultimately it is hope that minimizes or lifts us from those circumstances. Hope points the way to future praise and ultimate deliverance - whether in this age or the perfect age to come. Hope drops anchor amidst these emotional storms. - From the upcoming book, "Hope for Uncertain Times."My other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

January 8, 2019

"And now, LORD, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.” Psalm 39.7Waiting has never been my strong suit. Waiting involves patience, and patience has nearly always been in short supply in my life. You’ve heard of the prayer, “LORD, give me patience, and give it to me right now!”? It could have originated with me. Slow automobile drivers and stop lights that remain red far too long test my patience more than they should. Microwaves don’t cook nearly fast enough. And someone should invent a single cup coffeemaker that can get the job done more quickly. The adage, “hurry up and wait,” is excellent advice for cultivating hope. Hurry into His presence in your prayers closet and wait for Him. Ignore your text messages, emails, and time itself. The best waiting is waiting upon the LORD. Except this can take what seems to be a long time, at least to our way of thinking. But He is not in any hurry. He has all the time in the world or, more accurately, all the time in the universe. He is the timeless One, and thus has a completely different perspective on time. This verse gives us some sense as to the disparity between His perspective of time and ours: “with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.”2 Peter 3:8 If we take this comparison and contrast of time literally, the entire scope of our lives is only about two to three hours per God’s time (Perhaps that bit of knowledge only adds to impatience on our part!). So, if we’re waiting on the LORD, know that He can “out-wait” us. But, that’s not cause for reluctant resignation to the fact; it instead inspires hopeful waiting. If He is timeless, He has the ability to make us timeless. That means He has the ability to grant to us the precious gift of immortality; time without end. And that’s something definitely worth waiting for. Don’t mistake His seeming idleness for inaction. “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”2 Peter 3:9 It is patience with a plan. It’s not reluctance or laziness, but patient persistence in allowing time for the penitent to act. Call it hopeful waiting if you will, which brings us back to the plan for our patience. We wait for the God of hope. Bound up with Him are all the richest possibilities. Provision. Protection. Power. Even patience. He alone is the source of all we could possibly hope for. So, through persistent patience in waiting upon Yahweh, we can truly learn to say, “My hope is in You.” - From the upcoming book, "Hope for Uncertain Times."My other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

January 2, 2019

“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness” Psalm 33.18He’s got His eye on those who have their eyes set on Him. He looks for those looking to Him.  He is like an elderly parent, looking out their window for the arrival of a beloved child.  He is aptly described in a story told by Jesus about a prodigal son. As the prodigal returned home after a long absence, it says of his father, "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20 These descriptive words invoke an image of tender love, and they very well describe the lovingkindness of our heavenly Father for those who love and respect Him. Our hope is in His lovingkindness, and this is hope that will never disappoint. Whatever hurt and discouragement comes our way in the course of life is met with our Father’s faithful lovingkindness. I especially appreciate the final image of His displayed love and compassion in the closing verses of the Bible: “and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4 He doesn’t merely banish tears, mourning, and death; He tenderly wipes away our tears. If He will do so at the dawn of the new eternal age, is He not also eager to do so now? Indeed, that is both our hope and comfort today. - From the upcoming book, "Hope for Uncertain Times."My other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

December 18, 2018

“Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.” Psalm 31:24Hope isn’t really hope unless it is our internal guidance system; our life GPS.  It is hope in what is to come, but it first of all is hope in “the God of hope” Romans 15:13. Hope in the God of all hope, and hope in what He promises us in the future, filters down into the reality of our existence today. If that hope doesn’t affect us, then it is suspect as to whether it really is hope at all. So, as Psalm 31:24 reminds us, hope gives us strength and a courageous heart. That stands is sharp contrast to the challenge of the times we live in. Jesus foretold a time when people would be “fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Luke 21:26. The nearer we get to that time, the greater the need for hope to strengthen us and give us courage.Sometimes life circumstances sucker punch hope. I can stand strong and courageous in hope, and then seemingly petty circumstances send me to the corner cowering in fear. Depression and despair put hope on the sidelines. By nature, I don’t have the sunniest disposition. I admire those who can light up a room and instill optimism in others, but that doesn’t come naturally for me. My firstborn perfectionist nature easily gets in the way and sets me up for frustration, disappointment, and anger. Too often, unrealistic expectations pave the way for negative emotions. But enough whining - human nature doesn’t win out at the end of the day for believers. Hopeful promises instead are our rallying cry: “But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13Either these verses are true or they are not; bottom line. We are overwhelming conquerers or we are not. We can do all things in Christ, or we cannot. These are promises without qualification. But … but … but. How quickly we want to insert our “out” clause. If only I had a better job, a more understanding spouse, better behaved children, a happier childhood. Not to minimize any of these very real issues, but we ARE ultimately designed for more in view of our hope.  We are meant to epitomize these truths, and this can only happen when our hope is set on the LORD. It best happens when He is central in our thinking and focus. By starting our day reading and contemplating His word, the Bible, we align our mindset with Him. We cannot say that our hope is in Him if our attention isn’t on Him. And the best way to fix that mindset is to deliberately start our day in His word and presence, even if it’s fifteen minutes or a half hour. Little is better than nothing.- From the upcoming book, "Hope for Uncertain Times."My other blogshttp://thetruthrevolution.wordpress.com/  https://kingdomdreamer.blogspot.com/Amazon ebookhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ1Q9GWAmazon paperbackhttps://www.createspace.com/4500045Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/azstevetaylor/YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxND_ZsDdWXURp9rg88YY7g [Read More]

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