Hi, I’m Dr. Benton (Ben) Taylor.
I hail from the great state of Georgia and currently live in Maryland. I’m a graduate of Valdosta State (1984), where I met my wife, Tracy. I received my Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in 1987, and I earned my Doctorate in pastoral counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2009.
My passion for preaching, teaching, discipling, and counseling has developed over thirty-plus years of pastoral ministry. I credit a two-week missions trip to Novosibirsk, Siberia, in 1995 as a life-changing ministry event, as I helped train men to do church planting. My mission is to preach, teach and counsel the gospel of grace, in order to see real heart and life change. I have two life mottos: “God’s will cannot take me where His grace cannot keep me” and “God’s callings are God’s enabling.”
Church Staff Positions
- Timonium Presbyterian Church in Timonium, MD
- Harvester Presbyterian Church in Springfield, VA
- Ortega Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, FL
- Grace Presbyterian Church in St. Marys, GA
Church Renewal Ministry
- Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD
Kainos (kahee-nos’): New, fresh, unworn
The Greek word, Kainos, is rooted in the meaning of being “new” or fresh. Scripture is full of references to the work that God is doing in the world as He works to make “all things new”. In Christ, we were redeemed in the hope of the restoration of all of creation, so that we are enabled to live now in the light of the new heaven and the new earth to come. It is in light of these realities that this ministry will seek to impact the lives of others.
I founded the ministry Kainos because there is a clear need in the church to equip others to partake in the means that enable believers to grow up into this new life we have been given in Jesus. This entails understanding the impact that new life in Christ should make upon our hearts, minds, and hands. The goal will be to understand more deeply how we are to grow through repentance, renewal, and doing mission with others.
There is a great need for counsel on how to apply biblical teaching to the many and varied struggles that we encounter in our lives. To better serve the church, I offer biblical counseling sessions to counsel believers through life in a fallen world. The counseling is biblically based, Christ-centered, and grace-driven.
Throughout my 30 years of pastoral ministry, discipleship has always been a passion of mine. If you recently became a Christian, I will help you develop a strong spiritual foundation. Or if you’re seeking guidance to grow deeper in your faith, I will help you overcome common hindrances and experience spiritual breakthroughs.
Whether you are a layperson or a pastor, I look forward to serving you. Please contact me for more information.