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A Mighty Oak Has Fallen

A mighty oak has fallen. This is the title of a famous eulogy given as a tribute to the life of Doctor Samuel DeWitt Proctor. Its author, the Dean of American preachers and perhaps the greatest preacher of the past 100 years, poetically left the Church Militant to reside in the Church Triumphant Easter Sunday. Doctor Gardner Calvin Taylor, the son of Baptist preacher and the grandson of slaves, was a confidant to Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., an active supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, one of the fathers of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and the Senior Pastor for 42 years of that citadel of holistic ministry, the Concord Baptist Church of Brooklyn, New York. Many, right

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