OBITUARY

Myron J Taylor

March 26, 1924January 2, 2015

Former Minister of Westwood Hills Christian Church, Los Angeles Myron J. Taylor March 26, 1924 – January 2, 2015 (90) Myron J. Taylor passed away peacefully with family at his side January 2, 2015. He was born in Goodwill, WVA to Everett and Lillie Taylor He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah Jean of 68 years and children Toni, Tim, and Terri, seven grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and two sisters, Freda Butt and Clara Williams.

He was Minister Emeritus of the Westwood Hills Christian Church off the campus of UCLA. He served the Westwood church for thirty years and retired in 1999. He graduated from Johnson Bible College (B.A.) in 1956—that degree was elevated by Christian Theological Seminary to (M.Div.) in 1972. His alma mater, Johnson Bible College, honored him with the Doctor of Ministry degree in 1980. Dr. Taylor also served Pastorates in Indiana, Ohio and Georgia. The Myron J. Taylor lectureship in preaching was established at Emmanuel School of Religion in Tennessee, where he had served as Adjunct Professor of Preaching for twenty-six years.

He has spoken for many national and international conventions and lectureships. He was a prolific writer, speaker, and has written several books. He was a member of the Westwood Village Rotary Club and named Rotarian of the Year, and a Paul Harris Fellow. Preaching has had priority during his 68 years of ministry. A viewing will be held at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Sunday, January 11, and a service in celebration of his life at the Westwood Hills Christian Church, Sunday, January 11 at 2:00 pm, followed by a reception at the church.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson University, or Westwood Hills Christian Church.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 11, 2015

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, January 11, 2015

Memories

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Mike Ososki

August 13, 2015

My wife Jill and I attended Westwood Hills church in the early 80s, and enjoyed Myron's spiritual leadership. Our condolences to you.

March 22, 2015

Dear Sarah Jean and family, It has been so long since we have seen you and Myron, Daniel and Myron were best buddies. Our sympathy is sent to you, but Daniel will not remember as he has Alzheimer's. He will be 89 years old. I hope you receive this message. We and our daughters have many memories of being together at Boulevard.

Jean NESHKOFF

March 22, 2015

Dear Sarah Jean and family, It has been so long since we have seen you and Myron, Daniel and Myron were best buddies. Our sympathy is sent to you, but Daniel will not remember as he has Alzheimer's. He will be 89 years old. I hope you receive this message. We and our daughters have many memories of being together at Boulevard.

Arodys Acayturri

March 21, 2015

Dear Sarah I am sorry that your husband, best friend is gone, but I know that he is home with the Lord. Big hug beutiful lady.

Bob Yawberg

March 8, 2015

Dear Sarah Jean~ Our love and appreciation for all Myron and you poured into Bob's life as a young preacher in NW Ohio. Rev. 14:13- "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord...that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them."

February 3, 2015

Dear Sarah, We are so sorry to hear of Myron's death. We enjoyed meeting and getting to know you both at the Fitness Center. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Mary Jane and Ben Maltese

David Freeman

January 13, 2015

Dear Sara Jean, Toni, Tim, and Teri, I was so saddened to learn of Myron's death, even though we know the Hope we have in Christ Jesus. I remember when you came to Portsmouth, Ohio and what a wonderful minister and example Myron was to me. He introduced me to JBC and was influential in my attending and graduating from there. You have been in my prayers and will continue to be.

January 11, 2015

How glad I am to have beheld your smiling face several months before you passed on! Thanks for the book that you gave me as well as the advice. Your wife is amazing. To God be the glory Dr. Taylor.

Margaretha Ayers

Jim Butt

January 8, 2015

You will be greatly missed. Your loving sister and nephew. Freda and Jim

Wye Huxford

January 8, 2015

Mrs. Taylor, I wanted to let you know that Vicki and I are praying for you and your family. Dr. Taylor was a blessing to our family. One of his books was on my desk the day Eddie Groover emailed me to let me know of Dr. Taylor's death. I was reading his "Theology of the Word of God" sermon for use in a class I am teaching this semester at Point University. VIcki and I enjoyed having Dr. Taylor in our home on many occasions and I think his last trip to the Atlanta area was to preach at First Christian Church in Tyrone when I was the preacher there. He was the model of a preacher/scholar whose gift for communicating the gospel was a blessing to many. May God's peace and comfort be with you and your family.

FROM THE FAMILY