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Faculty and Staff Profile

David Taylor

Research Assistant Professor
Director of Momentum Bike Clubs

Office: 225 South Pleasantburg Drive S
Phone: 8649151118
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 Educational Background

DMin. Doctor of Ministry
Columbia Theological Seminary 2004

MDiv. Masters of Divinity
Princeton Theological Seminary 1986

MaCE Masters of Arts in Christian Education
Princeton Theological Seminary 1987

B.S. Business Management
Presbyterian College 1981


The Rev. Dr. David Taylor is a Research Assistant Professor with Clemson University’s Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and is Executive 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’s 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 children: Sam, age 26, and Emily, age 24.

 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.

 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