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Taylor, Porter

Porter C. Taylor

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Christian Worship

PhD (University of Aberdeen)
MAT (Fuller Theological Seminary)
BA (Montreat College)


After earning his MAT from Fuller, Porter completed his PhD at the University of Aberdeen in the field of liturgical theology, a fancy term for the belief that the Church’s worship is the primary expression of her faith and theology. He is part of the Schmemann-Kavanagh-Fagerberg-Lathrop line of liturgical theology.

Porter was ordained as a priest in 2013 and currently serves as the rector of St. David’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Cocoa Beach, Florida. He is especially energized by preaching, liturgy, leadership development, discipleship, and accessible theology.

Porter has been married to his college-sweetheart, Rebecca, for fifteen years, and together they have three sons, Jet (11), Case (9), and Ellis (8). Porter loves reading (both to himself and his boys), having date nights with Rebecca, cuddling their two cats, and taking every opportunity to talk about Manchester United.


Porter is the editor of We Give our Thanks Unto Thee (Pickwick, 2019), the forthcoming Wiley Blackwell Companion to Liturgical Theology (2024), and the forthcoming A Reintroduction to Liturgical Theology (Wiley Blackwell, 2024).