Ron Taylor | New York City, NY
Ron and Susan Taylor were married in 1997 and in the fall of 1998 moved to Springfield, Missouri, shortly after surrendering to ministry. At a chapel service during their freshman year at Baptist Bible College, God began working in Ron’s heart about church planting in America. He expressed his burden to Susan, and together they began praying about the urban communities of the United States. God quickly began to reveal to them the great need among the New England states and even more specifically in New York City. Upon graduation from BBC, God opened the door for them to move to Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and work in their home church, Westwood Baptist, under the leadership of Dr. Steve Proctor. For 4 1/2 years Ron was an assistant pastor over the youth. During their years at Westwood, God continued to burden their hearts for New York City, and in October of 2005 God confirmed that call at a missions conference with Dr. Charles Shoemaker of Church Planting America. Ron and Susan are currently living in New York City serving as church planting missionaries.
Josh Todd | Radiant Church | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Josh Todd is the blessed husband of Vickie Todd and proud father of Isabella, Josh Jr., and Jasmine. Josh earned an undergraduate degree in Pastoral Studies from Baptist Bible College (Springfield) in 2003, followed by a Masters of Church ministry in 2015. Josh is set to graduate with a Doctorate of Church Ministry from Summit University in 2017.
In 2012 the Lord led Josh and his family to Delaware county on the south end of Philadelphia to plant Radiant Church. Delaware county is the most densely populated suburban county in North America, with the nations highest murder rate, drug overdose rate, fastest climbing suicide rate and is the 3rd largest city for the religion of Islam in North America and Canada combined. Less than 1% of the overall population regularly attend any christian church of any kind. Over the last three years Radiant Church has seen tremendous growth. Please pray and consider supporting Radiant Church as they audaciously pursue a permeant church facility.