Rev. Althea Taylor has been named the new executive director of the Immigration Alliance, a consortium of five evangelical denominations. The Immigration Alliance assists local churches in reaching people with the gospel through ministries to immigrants. Member denominations include the Free Methodist Church – USA, Assemblies of God, Christian Missionary Alliance, Evangelical Free Church, and Church of the Nazarene.
Taylor is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and was formerly the coordinator for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries USA/Canada. As such, she helped equip and resource the operation of more than 190 Compassionate Ministry Centers through Nazarene churches. Taylor is also the executive pastor for Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene and has served as a member of the Urban Strategic Readiness Taskforce, Global Social Justice Committee and Women Clergy Council of the Nazarene Church. She is also founder of Breathe Hope Inc., which exists to renew hope, rebuild lives and renew communities for those living in the margins of our society.
In assuming the leadership role at the Immigration Alliance, Taylor said, “Scripture tells us that immigrants are near the heart of God. It is my desire to help churches reimagine what loving our neighbor looks like when embodied through service to and with immigrants.”
The original purpose of the Immigration Alliance was to help churches form immigration legal clinics, a service it still performs, including the coordination of legal counsel to churches. Additionally, the Immigration Alliance exists to answer questions local churches may have in ministering to immigrants. Questions can be answered at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 210-788-8279. More info is available at the alliance’s website: theimmigrationalliance.org.1