Meet Your Neighbor - Pastor Marcus Taylor

Meet Marcus Taylor. A pastor, outreach worker, and mentor.


Resurrection Church on the Rock, formally “Greater Works Sanctuary of Prayer” moved into 2202 Superior Ave in 2012. In 2015, the church underwent a transformation, in which Marcus Taylor became the lead pastor and officially changed the name of the church to  During his time with the Church on the Rock, Pastor Taylor has seen major growth in the amount of people attending his services. With a strong presence on social media, namely Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, Taylor has been able to reach a large audience and bring in members of the church throughout Ohio and even outside of the state. 

If you’ve seen the videos on social media, or even been to a service at the Church on the Rock yourself, you know that it’s hard to ignore the energy from Pastor Taylor’s preaching and the church’s explosive praise band. Some of their services include a “Midweek FIRE” to refuel during the week, a Men’s Night once every four weeks, and Bible Study on Sunday’s. While Resurrection does offer these various services in the church, they are also active outside of the church, as they are committed to serving the community.

Pastor Taylor describes outreach work as playing a “paramount role” in the Resurrection Church on the Rock. Their congregation frequently gather clothing and food to donate to the men and women’s shelters that neighbor their church. For Taylor, serving others, whether it be those at the shelters or those that attend his services, has been the most rewarding part of being a pastor so far.

When he’s not at the church or doing outreach work, Pastor Taylor enjoys watching football, going to plays, and seeing movies. One of his favorite things to do is hang out with his wife and young daughter. Taylor also serves as a mentor for men of all ages, helping them live their best lives and working to find their purpose.

Moving forward, the Resurrection Church on the Rock is looking to open up new locations throughout Cleveland. One of their newest locations will open up on the west side at Lutheran West High School towards the end of this year. As for the church’s location in the Superior Arts District, Pastor Taylor hopes to find new ways to connect with neighboring businesses, to find more opportunities to get involved with the community, and to reach more students in the Campus District.

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Article by: Connor O’Brien