About Pastor Jeff

Pastor Jeff Taylor is a Provisional Elder in the Florida United Methodist Conference. He has served here at Edge United Methodist Church in Groveland since January 2020. Previously he was the pastor at Lake Helen United Methodist Church and prior to that served as the pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church. He has served as youth pastor at Beymer United Methodist Church in Winter Haven as well as Shepherd’s Community United Methodist Church in Lakeland. 


Pastor Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in Religion with minors in Youth Ministry and Philosophy from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Following his undergraduate he graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Care. Pastor Jeff is passionate about outreach ministry and fresh expressions of church. 

Pastor Jeff is a loving husband to his wife, Jessica Taylor, and a caring father to their daughter, Sophie Taylor. He can often be seen around church campus carrying around Sophie and playing with her at Lake David park. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing with his dogs and watching sports. 

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