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Faculty and Staff Profile

David Taylor

Project Director, Momentum Bike Clubs
Community Scholar, REYSE Collaboratory

Office: 225 South Pleasantburg Drive S

Phone: 8649151118


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Educational Background

DMin. Doctor of Ministry
Columbia Theological Seminary 2004

MDiv. Master of Divinity
Princeton Theological Seminary 1986

MaCE Master of Arts in Christian Education
Princeton Theological Seminary 1987

B.S. Business Management
Presbyterian College 1981


David Taylor works with Clemson University's Parks Recreation, Tourism Management Department and is Project Director of Momentum Bike Clubs, a group mentoring program for youth who need extra support in their lives. A native of Greenville, David has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur Georgia. David and his wife, Tandy, have served churches in Georgia and Virginia, and were the organizing co-pastors of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville. Residents of the Nicholtown community, David and Tandy have 2 adult children, Sam and Emily. David has served on the board of numerous non-profits and community initiatives.

Research Interests

Youth development and the impact of trauma on children and youth

Research Publications

March 2009 Bear One Another's Burdens: A Church and a Community in Transformation (co-written with Jill McLeigh) Presented at First Annual International Symposium on Family hosted by The Institute for Family and Neighborhood Life and The American Orthopsychiatric Association.
October 2019: The Role of Religious Institutions in Preventing, Eradicating, and Mitigating Violence Against Children, (co-written with Jill McLeigh) Child Abuse and Neglect Journal

Honors and Awards

2008 Community Service Award of the South Carolina Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
2012 Champions of Education award by the Hispanic American Association of the Upstate, South Carolina
2020--Presbyterian College Dum Vivimus Servimus Distinguished Alumni Service Award

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