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Taylor, Richard L.1951 B.A, 1955 B.D.

D.O.D 01/24/2012 - Richard Taylor of Glen Allen, Virginia, was born February 19, 1930, in Topeka, Kansas. He received his B.A. and B.D. degrees from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. Richard was ordained a minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1950. He also studied at the Kennedy School of Missions in Hartford, Connecticut; Oklahoma A & M College at Stillwater; and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He received his M.A. from Colorado State College, Greeley, Colorado, in 1962.
He and his wife, Virginia Miller Taylor (also a Phillipian) served as missionaries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in what today is the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1957 to 1966. Dick wrote a manuscript entitled “Republic of the Congo: A Study in Transition.” Dick served as Director of the Congo Christian Institute after Independence. He also served as the General Secretary of the Mission.
On their return from mission work, Dick worked in the National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C. and then served as the Regional Minister for the Christian Church in the Capital area.
Dick had four children: Linda Million, Debbi Royal, David Taylor, and Mark Taylor. He died January 24, 2012.