ABOUT CONNECT NYC
We believe the local church is and should be the vehicle of God's grace to each and every community. Our team is dedicated to helping people make relationships that will build them up, find projects that will allow us to learn and grow in the Lord, and be involved in the community that surrounds us as well as stay active in each others lives. In short, we are church planting in an urban setting to help others experience community through a local church.
We are driven to plant 5 churches in each of the 5 boroughs of New York City.
RON & SUSAN TAYLOR
Ron and Susan felt the call to urban church planting during Ron’s sophomore year at Baptist Bible College. After graduating and serving for four years at their sending church, they arrived in New York City in 2008 with a vision to plant 5 churches in each of the 5 boroughs of NYC. God has already used them to launch two works: one in Brooklyn and the other in Queens. Knowing one of God’s greatest tools is the local church, they are excited about the team God has put together to reach the world through New York City.
Ron and Susan have two teens, Noah and Ally, who are both heavily involved in their ministry. They are quickly approaching an empty nest and savor any spare time with their kids by sharing a common love for coffee and travel.
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Birthdays: Ron 4/6 I Susan 3/19 I Noah 8/27 I Ally 4/14
ELVIS & EMILY LEON
Elvis and Emily are a hallmark movie come to life! Elvis is from Brooklyn, but moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Baptist Bible College. Emily is a small town girl from Missouri. They met serving on the Youth Team in High Street Baptist Church, and the rest is history! Elvis and Emily are driven to see lives transformed by the truth of Jesus Christ.
Elvis and Emily recently added a new addition to the family, sweet baby Cora.
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Birthdays: Elvis 12/17 I Emily 7/25 I Cora 2/13
Betty developed a heart for missions in High School. Throughout the years she has been on several mission trips. In 2018 she went on a mission trip to New York City to serve with the Connect NYC team. While reflecting on her trip and the immense need for the Gospel in New York City, God confirmed in her heart the call to join the Connect NYC team. The desire of Betty's heart is to make Jesus known and make disciples.
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