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.”
Churches I’ve Served
- 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
- Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Manchester, MD
- Valley Presbyterian Church in Lutherville, MD
- Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD
Kainos (kī-no’s): 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 heavens 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 coach and equip others to partake in the means that enable believers to grow up into this new life we have been given in Jesus. This coaching 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.
Additionally, there is a great need for counsel and training for how to apply biblical teaching to the many and varied struggles that we encounter in our lives. To better serve the church, I offer online and in-person counseling sessions to counsel believers through life in a fallen world. The counseling is biblically-based, Christ-centered, and grace-driven.
Whether you are a pastor who has been wounded by the toll of church ministry or a layperson wondering how the gospel applies to your situation, this approach will enable you to have real hope that is connected to the sealed, finished, work of Christ, and the presence and coming of the Kingdom of God.
Another great need on which I seek to focus is that of communicating the new life in Christ through the means of preaching, teaching, and writing. I am available to preach in pulpits, teach classes, lead seminars/retreats, and write blogs and e-books that will describe in-depth the blessings and benefits of being in union with Christ.
I look forward to serving you and your church. Please contact me for more information.