All people are created by God, and are worthy of God’s love.
E. Taylor Doctor, through his work and ministry, seeks to reduce barriers and cultural stigma for queer people of color, highly sought after for his ability to be a conduit for advocacy for marginalized people, creating culturally competent communities.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), and was ordained in 2011.
Pastor E. Taylor Doctor is employed with the District of Columbia Government, with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education where he leads the agency Health Education portfolio and serves as chair of the Culture and Climate of Excellence working group for the division of Health and Wellness. Prior to this, he spent time in the Executive Office of the Mayor as the Associate Director for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Affairs. Before joining District government in 2019, he spent 12 years in Capacity Building improving the programmatic, clinical, and administrative capacity of the state and local health departments, community-based organization, and faith-based organizations to sustain quality programs for individuals at-risk for or living with communicable diseases; a work that has given him the designation of master trainer through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention HIV demonstration projects. This work also afforded the opportunity to attend and present a lecture and poster at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
He is a well sought-after preacher, lecturer, presenter, and trainer and continues to be a conduit for advocacy for marginalized people, creating culturally competent communities.