A Simple Gathering of Followers of Jesus is a tax-exempt faith community currently meeting via Zoom every Sunday evening at 6:30 PM Eastern Time.

Audio Studies and blogs are posted here.

Video Studies are posted @ https://www.youtube.com/user/drlarrytaylor/featured

Spiritual Direction & Pastoral Guidance are available @ https://www.theunstuckspirit.com/

Dr Larry Taylor is an ordained minister, Certified Spiritual Director, Board Certified Life Coach and Board Certified Chaplain endorsed for ministry by the American Baptist Churches USA. He came to Christ during the Jesus People Movement, was first ordained by the Church of the Brethren, then by Calvary Chapel where he served as a church planter and Bible college director. After his son died by suicide, he left the ministry, earned a PhD in psychology and worked as a psychotherapist treating families and individuals. He and his wife Kathy live in Cincinnati and have five children, eight grandchildren, and one old wiener dog.

His story is available for purchase here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/lawrence-taylor-mdiv-phd/as-many-as-i-love-suicide-the-church-and-the-believer/ebook/product-22149771.html

  1. Great to see how busy you are! Remember me? Cher Kinison Lord


  2. John Wickham


    I saw that you replied (tweeted) to a posting that our Lisa and my firstborn (Evan) posted. I had to try and contact you. This is the only way that I found…so I hope you get this.

    It’s been too long Larry. Seriously. Love you brother. Would love to connect sometime.

    Much love. God bless you and yours.

    Your brother in Christ,

    John Wickham


    • Hey John, so great to hear from you. I sent an email to you at your church address. Hope other from you soon. Blessings, Larry


      • Allard Smith

        Hello Dr Taylor. I am trying to find a way to contact you about an article you wrote back in 1994. I appreciate what you wrote about Assistant pastors. I am working with a new pastor in training and would like to use some of your info and others sources as well and wanted to talk to you about using yours to put together a guide for our ministry at The Church of God. I know this was to be from a man named John but i thought it might be away to contact you. My name is Allard Smith and my email is allardsmith@msn.com and my cell is 208-870-5266 Mtn time zone. Could you reach out to me please? thanks and God bless .


  3. Hi Larry,
    I heard you teach a Calvary Chapel Modesto in the late 90’s. I have your paper, “Things I wish I knew Before I became a Pastor” somewhere on my computer. I want to bless my pastor and several young aspiring church planters where I fellowship. However, I can’t seem to locate it. Would you send it to me via email? Thanks!
    Paul Burgio


  4. Joy McClanahan

    Hi, Larry. This is Joy McClanahan from the Let’s Talk About God group from meetup. I just wanted to let you know that I’m reading “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God” that was mentioned in your group. It is wonderful. It has changed my whole view of God. I so enjoyed the group and I miss all of you. Joy


    • Love to have you join us via Zoom every Sunday evening at 6:30PM. We’re currently doing a Bible study in Daniel 8. Here’s the link:
      Lawrence Taylor is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

      Topic: Bible Study with Pastor Larry
      Time: Dec 20, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

      Join Zoom Meeting

      Meeting ID: 896 1232 3705

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      Meeting ID: 896 1232 3705


  5. Hi Dr. Larry Taylor!!!
    I went to CCBC in Big Bear…I sat in the front row and always had mismatched earrings. Don’t know if you remember me, but I lost my brown sweater and asked Derek for prayer about it before chapel for almost two months…I’m an old gal now, but I’m thrilled I found you, because what I really would love is if Kathy has any notes left from her Women Counseling Women class she taught. I have three daughters and we’re excited to lead a young women’s Bible study this year; I didn’t take Kathy’s class and I was always very sorry that I didn’t, because the next year was the fiasco when we moved down to Murrieta, and it wasn’t offered again of course. If there’s any chance that it’s available somewhere, please let me know! Thank you very much,
    Sarah (Freeman) King


  6. Cindi Romero

    Hello Larry,

    Years ago, I heard a message you did on Good Friday about Jesus’ sufferings. I had it on cassette and listened to it every year on Good Friday. Is there a way to get a copy of it? I’ve moved several times and have not been able to locate it. I was going to transfer to CD but never managed to get around to it. so glad to have found you. Lord Bless You!


  7. Matthias Gillé

    Dear Dr Larry Taylor,
    to my knowledge you wrote “what Calvary teaches”. Do you remember when you wrote it? Is it still used and valid today?
    Blessings Matthias (Gille.ccdach@gmail.com)

    P. S. I am a high school teacher from Germany, researching part-time on the history and theology of Calvary Chapel.


    • I wrote the original “Things I Learned from my Pastor,” in the early 1990s when i was director of Calvary Chapel Bible College. That morphed into what Calvary teaches and has, as i understand it, undergone numerous revisions. I am not connected with Calvary Chapel any longer, so I don’t know what is being currently used, especially since CC has split into various factions. I am friends with people in the know, however. If you have specific questions, i can ask for you. Blessings, Larry


  8. Larry, I like some of the things you teach but like other on-line teaching ministries and, like the local Calvary Chapel, I find no apparent organization of your teachings by book of the Bible and most links under “Categories” take me to the same page of current ministry, as of today’s Mar. 26 message. On the other hand, on YouTube, the passage is identified such as your YouTube sermon “The Day Everything Changed. A video teaching on Mark 15:1-37. “Am I missing something?


    • Thanks so much – great question.

      I have three websites:

      1. https://drlarrytaylor.com
      2. My YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/@drlarrytaylor
      3. https://www.theunstuckspirit.com

      The first one is a blog where I post essays on whatever is currently on my mind, and audio recordings of a Bible study I do on Sunday evenings. The Bible studies are all verse-by-verse studies in various books of the Bible. We’ve done most of the New Testament and we’re currently in Isaiah.

      The videos of the same studies are posted on my YouTube channel (#2 above). Those include my Power Point presentations.

      The third website above is my ministry as a spiritual director and life coach. There are blogs there related to spiritual direction and life coaching.

      Does that clarify things a bit?
      Blessings, Larry


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