Rev. Kevin Taylor
Minister of General Ministry
Rev. Dr. Kevin Norvell Taylor is a native Detroiter and proud product of the Detroit Public School System. Upon graduating from Mackenzie High School June 1970, he attended Michigan State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1974. He later attended Wayne State University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology June 1985. Rev. Kevin Taylor continued his education with graduate studies in Biology at Wayne State University in hopes of becoming a Medical Doctor. Having been led by the Holy Spirit he transitioned into focusing on Religious Education. He studied at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit Michigan earning a Master of Divinity Degree June 2012. He then earned a Doctorate of Divinity in June 2017.
He has been a Member of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church for 41 years. He started employment with Hartford church in 1993 and currently serves as Assistant Pastor. Rev. Taylor has served as a Hartford Youth advisor since 1984. He was ordained a Deacon in October 1988. He later answered his call to Ministry where he preached his trial sermon and was licensed to preach in March 1996. He was ordained in Ministry by the Pastor of Hartford, Dr. Charles G. Adams, through the Progressive National Baptist Convention in 2007. Rev. Taylor presently sings in 2 choirs, the Hartford Male Chorus and Jubilee Chorus. Rev. Kevin also serves as the Director of the Hartford Men’s Liturgical Dance Ministry and has served as Co-Director of the Married Couples Ministry for 5 years. Monthly, he is Hartford church’s 1st Sunday Worship service Liturgist and preaches at the Saturday Night Service.
Rev. Kevin Taylor is married to Trustee Artistine Taylor and has one daughter, Renee. He is a born again man of God and a stage 4 Cancer survivor. He is a firm believer in the power of prayer and the word of God. He affirms that serving the Lord is an Honor and a Privilege. He truly loves the Lord and serves the people of God with Gladness.
Rev. Lurecie M. Stokes
Asst. to the Pastor in Pastoral Care
Reverend Lurecie M. Stokes is the Assistant to the Pastor for Pastoral Care and Counseling. Rev. Stokes was ordained by Dr. Charles Gilchrist Adams, Pastor Emeritus of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. Under his steady leadership and support she pursued and received a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry and an Urban Ministries Diploma from Ecumenical Theological Seminary. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Ball State University.
Rev. Stokes’ mission is to provide Hartford members and non-members an array of ministerial services of care on behalf of the Pastor. Her passion for Christian service is in alignment with Hartford’s vision: “We are in the world on assignment from God to represent God’s truth, God’ sense of justice, and God’s perfect love.”
Rev. Stokes manages and implements a ministry approach that addresses the needs of the whole person as much as possible either by direct interaction, partnerships, or by referrals.
The Hartford Memorial Baptist Church Pastoral Care Ministry consist of the following ministry components:
- Hospital and Sick and Shut-In Visitation Ministry
- Stephen Ministry
- Hartford Cancer Support Ministry – TOUCH
- Hospice Care Ministry
- Bereavement Ministry
- Referral Services
- Partnerships and Community Services
Position: Assistant to Pastor for Pastoral Care
Minister Curtis H. B. Kilpatrick II
Director of Youth Ministries
Minister Curtis Kilpatrick is the Minister of Youth Ministries at Hartford.