Director of NY Campus
Director of Field Education
It is my hope to use my voice to enlighten, encourage, and empower students to reach beyond the ordinary to create meaningful, relevant ministry utilizing their God-given gifts and talents to serve humanity with compassion, empathy, and understanding.
The Rev. Dr. Faye Banks Taylor was born and raised in Virginia and educated in the State’s public schools. Dr. Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, a Master of Divinity degree, Summa Cum Laude, from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and the Doctor of Ministry degree, with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling, from the Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey.
While in Virginia, Dr. Taylor worked in the Richmond public school system and for several non-profit community-based organizations. In 1982, she relocated to New York State. For 24 years, she was employed at Phoenix House Foundation, a drug rehabilitation program in New York City. She retired from there in 2007. Her current position is with New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She is the Director of the extension location at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, and Director of Field Education. She has also served as the New York Regional Recruitment Coordinator for the seminary. Dr. Taylor is a member of the Board of Directors of Ruby’s Place, a transitional housing program for women. Additionally, she sits on the Board of Directors of Crying for Help Ministries, a resource ministry created to provide tuition support for children in Haiti.
Dr. Taylor joined the congregation of Bridge Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1986, where she remained until 2004. In June 2004, she was appointed to St. Mark’s Chapel AME Church where she continues to serve as its pastor. She currently also serves her denomination as the presiding elder of her district overseeing the work of several congregations.
Drew Theological School, 2007-2010
Madison, New Jersey
Doctor of Ministry
Concentration: Pastoral Care and Counseling
Professional Paper: Intergenerational Sharing in the African American Church: Re-establishing the Connection Between the Elders and the Middle Generation
New Brunswick Theology Seminary, 1998-2004
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Master of Divinity
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Virginia Commonwealth University, 1972-1976
Bachelor of Science
New Brunswick Theological Seminary,2009-Present
New York Regional Recruitment Coordinator, 2009-2014
Interim Director of the New York Extension Campus, 2013-Present
Acting Director of Field Education, 2014-Present
St. Mark’s Chapel AME Church, Kingston, NY, 2004-Present
New Brooklyn Reformed Church, Brooklyn, NY,2002-2004
Coordinator of Women Ministry
Bridge Street AME Church, Brooklyn, NY,1995-2004
Ministry areas: Christian Education, Women’s Ministry,
Prison and Shelter, Mentoring and Counseling Programs
Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., New York, New York, 10/83 – 10/07
Senior Executive Administrator
Provided administrative support for President, Executive VP and COO over a span of 24 years, managed support staff, supervised all departmental budgets, managed calendar and scheduling, coordinated travel itineraries, supervised preparation and review of speeches and presentations, coordinated special events, managed all daily departmental operations
Richmond Public School System, Richmond, VA, 02/78 – 06/82
Senior Program Coordinator
Managed school-based intervention program for at-risk high school students, developed part-time after school job opportunities to support school students, supervised program staff