G. Porter Taylor

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The Right Reverend
Porter Taylor
Diocese of Western North Carolina of the Episcopal Church in the United States
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Bishop Taylor in clerical robes
Diocese Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
See Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina
Predecessor Robert Hodges Johnson
Successor incumbent
Other posts Rector of St. Gregory Episcopal Church
Orders
Ordination April 13, 1994
Consecration September 18, 2004
Personal details
Birth name Granville Porter Taylor
Born (1950-09-17) September 17, 1950 (age 64)
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Nationality American
Denomination Episcopalian
Residence Asheville, North Carolina
Spouse Jo Abbott Taylor
Children Arthur Taylor and Marie Taylor
Occupation Priest, Bishop
Alma mater UNC-Chapel Hill
Styles of
G. Porter Taylor
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Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style Bishop
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style not applicable

Granville[1] Porter Taylor (born September 17, 1950) is the fifth and current Episcopal Bishop of Western North Carolina and is seated at the Cathedral of All Souls.

Biography[edit]

Taylor was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina, but raised in Asheville, North Carolina.[2][3] He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972, followed by a Master of Arts in English from the University of South Carolina (1974) and a Ph.D. in Theology and Literature from Emory University (1983).[2]

In 1993, he received a Master of Divinity from the University of the South, Sewanee and was ordained a deacon.[2] He was ordained a priest on April 13, 1994,[1] and served seven years as rector of St. Gregory the Great Church in Athens, Georgia.[3]

He was consecrated as the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Western North Carolina on September 18, 2004.[3] The 999th bishop consecrated in the Episcopal Church, he was consecrated by Robert Hodges Johnson, Michael Bruce Curry, and J. Neil Alexander at the Asheville Civic Center.

He is the author of To Dream as God Dreams: Sermons of Hope, Conversion, and Community and From Anger to Zion: An Alphabet of Faith.[3] He and his wife, Jo Abbott Taylor (a research nurse), married in 1972; they have two children, Arthur and Marie. Arthur currently is achieving his graduate degree in psychology at New York University and Marie attends Western Carolina University, studying Anthropology.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Granville Porter Taylor". Church Publishing: Clergy/Parish Finder. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor". Reports on the Bishops of the Episcopal Church by Diocese. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Bishop". Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. 
Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Robert Hodges Johnson
Bishop of Western North Carolina
2004—present
Succeeded by
incumbent