Rev. Jasper Paul Taylor I, M.A., M.Div
Reverend Jasper Paul Taylor is a fourth-generation ordained minister of the gospel. Currently, he serves as the Senior Pastor-Elect of the Broadview Missionary Baptist Church of Broadview, Illinois. In addition to his religious leadership, Pastor Taylor also serves as the Executive Director of the Calahan Foundation NFP, which provides college scholarships, college mentoring, and community outreach.
As a product of the South Suburbs of Chicago, Pastor Jasper attended Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School in Flossmoor, Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. While a student at Olivet, he earned the high honor of being selected as the Illinois Student Lincoln Laureate, an award given to one graduating senior from each respective college in Illinois for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. He obtained his Master of Divinity degree from Northern Theological Seminary in Lisle, IL, where he earned the Bryan F. Archibald award for outstanding preaching.
A gifted singer and songwriter, Rev. Jasper has written and released a single titled “The One” (2015). Before his current ministry assignment, Pastor Jasper served as Worship Pastor at Kankakee First Church in Kankakee, IL, and served as instructor and director of Olivet Nazarene University’s Gospel Choir from 2007-2017. During his time at Olivet, he designed and implemented the University’s multicultural student services programming.
Previously, Pastor Taylor served as the Third Vice-Moderator for the Christian Unity Baptist District Association and the Youth and Children's Director for the Illinois National Baptist State Convention. He has regularly lectured for the National Baptist Convention of America Inc. Int’l. Congress of Christian Education. Rev. Jasper is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Most recently, the Chicago Defender recognized and inducted Rev. Jasper as a Man of Excellence.
Rev. Jasper is married to Valerie Calahan-Taylor, Manager of Calahan Funeral Home, Chicago, IL. They are blessed to have a vibrant and energetic son, Jasper Paul Taylor II. They both strive to impact humanity by sharing and showing the love of God wherever they go. Whether through singing, leading, teaching, or preaching, Rev. Jasper gives all the glory to God.