Several individuals in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches have been recognized by the Central African Republic. Here’s one story from the Aiken, S.C. Standard, about brothers Steve and Mike Taylor. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete story. (GraceConnect will include a complete story about all those who were honored as soon as information is available.)
Aiken minister honored by Central African Republic
For the Rev. Steve Taylor, a retired minister who was at Grace Church in Aiken for more than 40 years, missions work has always been and is part of the congregation’s DNA.
For the church’s work in the Central African Republic, or CAR, Taylor recently received the country’s highest honor for a noncitizen, the “Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Medaille de la Reconnaissance Centrafricaine” (Knight of the Order of the Medal of Recognition by the Central African Republic) in a decree signed by the country’s president, Faustin-Archange Touadéra.
“My terminology has always been that missions is part of our DNA,” said Steve Taylor, who retired Oct. 1 as Grace Church’s first pastor. “I wanted our members to reach out beyond our local community and give them an opportunity to be stretched out of their personal comfort zones.”