Meet Pastor Taylor H Cox Jr

Taylor Cox Jr. is the founding pastor of Living the Word Christian Ministries where he served as senior pastor for 22 years before installing his successor in 2016.
He is also Co-director of the Greater Detroit Partnership (a Christian non-profit devoted to the formation of Christian pastor partnerships and Christ-led community transformation).

Pastor Taylor also currently serves on the executive team for “The Metro Detroit Council of 50” (formerly called Detroit 67), a joint effort of EACH, Moody Bible Institute and The Greater Detroit Partnership. He is a board member of the Pharmacy and Health Sciences College of Wayne State University in Detroit and Vice-Chair of its Council on Diversity and Inclusion.

Pastor Taylor holds BS, MBA and Ph.D. degrees in business and was formerly Associate Professor with tenure in Ross School of business at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is an internationally known writer and consultant on cultural diversity in organizations and the author of four books and numerous other publications

Some Highlights of Pastor Taylor’s Career and Ministry:

  • Ph.D in Business from the University of Arizona (BS and MBA, Wayne State University)
  • Pastored for 23 years (13 years in Detroit, 10 years in Detroit suburbs)
  • Twenty years university teaching and research tenure at U of M Ann Arbor
  • Twenty five years of speaking and consulting internationally on cultural diversity
  • Publisher of four books and more than 25 journal articles and book chapters
  • CEO of Taylor Cox & Associates, a research and consulting firm specializing in diversity and inclusion which has assisted dozens of client organizations
  • Fifteen years of membership in organizations working on church unification
  • Recipient of numerous awards including: National Academy book award (Cultural Diversity in Organizations ) Cleveland State University Diversity Management Award ( pioneering work in the field): Eugene Powers junior Faculty Award (Univ. of Mich. Early career achievement) American Institute for Managing Diversity (Individual Leadership award )
  • Married to Cynthia Cox, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren

Pastor’s Regional Prayer

For the past 17 years Pastor Taylor has been meeting with a group of other pastors to pray for the region of Metro Detroit. Together with team leader Apostle Robert King of Harvest Christian Church (Detroit) and several other senior pastors, meetings are held from 11-12:30 on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Living the Word Christian Ministries. Senior pastors who are interested in joining this group should contact Apostle King at

Thomas-Cox Discussion Groups

Pastor Taylor is co-facilitator of a racially diverse group of Christian leaders who are meeting for discussion and mutual learning. The group was founded by Christian businessman David Thomas of Bloomfield Hills and includes an eclectic group of Christian senior leaders. Currently, Pastor Taylor is facilitating discussions on racial dynamics in the church and American society. Participation is by invitation only. For more information please contact Pastor Taylor at

Greater Detroit Partnership

The Greater Detroit Partnership (GDP) is a racially diverse network of church pastors founded by minister Matthew Parker with a mission to facilitate building relationships among area pastors and churches and leveraging the power of unity for Christ led community transformation. Pastor Mike Osminski of Warren and LTW founding pastor Dr. Taylor Cox are co-directors of the GDP.