St. Paul
Missionary Baptist Church

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Cynthia Vernice Taylor

Cynthia is the daughter of the late Reverend J.P. & Sis. Ruby L. White, who pastored the Greater Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Governor State University of University Park, Illinois, a Masters of Art degree in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University of Bourbonnais, Illinois and is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Studies at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Presently, Cynthia is employed as a Licensed Professional Mental Health Therapist for the Counseling and Health Services and an adjunct instructor for the Master’s of Arts Professional Counseling Program at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. She also serves as the Multicultural Campus Coordinator at Olivet.

Cynthia lives her life to the fullest by empowering others. She has volunteered for the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) South Suburban region, and presented workshops on Grief and for youth on Self-Esteem and Integrity. You may find Cynthia speaking at various Women’s Day celebrations and workshops across the greater Chicagoland area.

She is a gifted vocalist who loves to sing for the Lord, which is evident in the concerts she has performed for over 30 years. Cynthia’s hobbies are mentoring youth, spending time with her husband and children, reading, shopping and cooking.

Cynthia also stands by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Joel D. Taylor, who pastors the Greater Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church on the west side of Chicago and the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Cynthia embraces being a mother of two wonderful children; Rev. Jasper Paul and Jessica Dominique.

Cynthia is well aware that her life is full as a wife, a pastor’s wife, a mother, a vocalist, a therapist and an encourager; however, she stands firm that the Lord is the strength of her life. As her life motto, she joins in concert with the Psalmist David as he says, “I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in mouth.” Psalms 34:1.