Meet our Pastor

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Brian Taylor

  • I’ve always wanted to be a pastor. I never wanted to be a fireman, policeman, or anything else.
  • I love Jesus, and I love being a pastor.
  • I just celebrated 39 years of ordained ministry in the Lutheran Church and 10 years at Our Redeemer.
  • I got my BA degree from Concordia College, Ft. Wayne, IN, and I graduated from Christ Seminary (Seminex) in 1978.
  • I’ve been a pastor at congregations in Wichita, KS, Springfield, MO, San Diego, CA, Pomona, CA, and now at Garden Grove, CA. I began work in Garden Grove in November, 2006.
  • I’ve been married for 40 years to my wife, Wendy. We have three grown children.
  • On the Myers-Briggs personality test I am an ENTJ.
  • I am pretty competitive. My current passions are golf and Words with Friends (Watch out: I’m pretty good at both!)
  • I do the NY Times Sunday crossword in ink each week.
  • I love drama. My parents majored in drama, my dad was a radio announcer, my sister majored in drama and now owns a comedy club in Florida, and I had a great aunt who starred on Broadway. None of my kids played sports, but they all were in their school plays.
  • My door is always open. People are my priority.
  • My favorite Bible passage is Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. It is not your own doing, it is a gift of God, not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” 
  • Life, faith, salvation, and all good things are undeserved gifts from God to be celebrated every day. Anything else you want to know, give me a call... and let’s talk!