About Flippin Legacy Ministries

a division of The Pearls of Great Price Ministries of Georgia

Three Generations

The Flippin sons are third generation preachers. Following in the legacy of Rev. Moses Taylor, Senior Pastor, Sylvan Street Baptist Church in Nashville, TN (1951-1989) and Moderator of East Fork Baptist Association (1970-1989). Dr. Flippin’s Son’s began preaching on September 11, 2000.

Rev Moses Taylor

Rev. Moses Taylor: photo courtesy of Dr. Curtis W. Taylor’s Library

Rev. Moses Taylor

Reverend Moses Taylor, Sr. (1923-1993), the father of First Lady Sylvia T. Flippin and husband of Mother Earline Maxwell Taylor (1927-2012) lived, believed and taught his family that because we love the Lord our life, mission and purpose should reflect that in all that we do. Therefore, as we stand on our father and grandfather’s shoulders The Flippin Legacy Ministry’s mission is not to do God’s work for popularity , position or power but simply because we love the Lord. This photo is the 1987 groundbreaking ceremony of the present edifice of the Sylvan Street Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee which Rev. Taylor pastored for forty-two years. Grandaddy Taylor, we are standing on your broad shoulders.

Sylvia Joi Flippin

Sylvia “Joi” Flippin

Classical Guitarist! Dr. Flippin Nephew

Thomas Flippin

Classical Guitarist! Dr. Flippin Nephew

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Mrs. Sylvia T. Flippin

Mrs. Sylvia T. Flippin

Mrs. Sylvia T. Flippin

Mrs. Sylvia T. Flippin is the proud wife of Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr. and the First Lady of The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. She and Dr. Flippin have been married for over thirty-nine years. Dr. and Mrs. Flippin, Sr., the proud parents of one daughter, Miss Sylvia Joi, and three sons who continue the family legacy of preaching Rev. William E., Jr. (Kedra S.), Rev. Richard C. and Rev. Joseph C. T. (Kendall D.) Flippin.

Mrs. Flippin is currently a retired instructional coach for the DeKalb County Board of Education. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and holds a Masters degree in Education from Georgia State University.

She has faithfully served The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church since 1990. Supporting her husband has allowed Pastor Flippin to lead The Greater Piney Grove to a unique sense of mission and outreach. She also serves on the executive board of The Flippin Legacy Ministries, The Pearl Initiative, Inc. and Pearls of Great Price Ministries, Inc. where she leads The Raising Ladies division of this ministry.

Her exemplar character, personality and wisdom have proven priceless to the lives of other first ladies around the country. Through her leadership and example, she seeks to train and educate current and future first ladies on the various roles they play in the lives of many.

Rev. William E. & Mrs. Kedra Flippin, Jr.

Rev. William E. & Mrs. Kedra Flippin, Jr.

Rev. William E. & Mrs. Kedra Flippin, Jr.


Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr., advocate for the poor, radical for justice, redeveloper and church planter. He is currently the Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church(ELCA), a multicultural open and affirming church in Atlanta Georgia. He previously served at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Columbus, Ga. for five years.

He is a graduate of Morehouse College (1998) where he majored in History and minored in Religion. In 1999, Rev. Flippin, Jr. was selected to travel to Cote d’ Ivoire, West Africa as a Mickey Leland Intern for World Hunger and Peace. He is a 2002 graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion (Baptist affiliate) receiving the Masters of Divinity where he concentrated in Church History/Reformation Studies. He furthered his education at Emory University, Candler School of Theology receiving the Masters of Theology (ThM) in 2003 an additional ThM (2005) from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Currently, he is completing his Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) in Transformational Leadership from Ashland Theological Seminary where his dissertation explores “Building a new ecclesiastical model from John chapter 3 on spirit baptism for Lutherans and Baptists.He is in the process of creating church plants under the Flippin Legacy ministries in Columbus, Ga, Atlanta, Ga. and Chicago, Illinois which will develop Latino,African Descent and Anglo congregations communities of faith for seekers(the dechurched and unchurched) in these cities.

He has been featured on the History Channel which aired in April, 2008 on the Reformation. He has been a regular contributor to the African American Lectionary. He is a member of the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the legislative body for the 4 million member organization and is a mentor for Theological Education for Emerging Ministries. in April 2016, He was awarded as Prophetic Pastor of the Year by the Faith and Public Life in Washington, DC. He is married to Kedra Phillips-Flippin, who is a registered nurse for over ten years.

Richard C. T. Flippin

Rev. Dr. Richard C. T. Flippin

Rev. Dr. Richard C. Flippin

The Reverend Richard Curtis Flippin is the second oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. William E. Flippin, Sr. In 2000, Rev. R. Flippin had the historic honor of preaching his initial sermon along with his two brothers, The Reverends William Edward, Jr. and Joseph Charles Taylor, and thus became the third generation of preachers in his family.

Rev. Richard Flippin is a distinguished graduate of Morehouse College class of 2001, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy. At Morehouse College, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporation, Alpha Rho (Morehouse College) Chapter. Rev. Flippin furthered his education at Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Atlanta, GA, where he received a Masters of Divinity degree with a concentration in pastoral care in 2004. He recently completed his Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Church Leadership Excellence from Wesley Theological Seminary, American University, Washington, D.C. His dissertation thesis project is on the topic: “Traditional Dynamics Empowering Transformational Leadership: Leadership Equipping, Empowering and Energizing Others.” He plans to graduate in May, 2014.

Among his many accomplishments, Rev. Flippin has had the distinct honor to serve as the Morehouse College Summer Academy Campus Minister from 2002 to presently. He is now the Executive Pastor of the Greater Piney Grove Church, Atlanta, GA, where his father serves as the Senior Pastor; and he is also the Director of Organization, Ministry Planning and Special Projects.

As the third generation of preachers in his family, Rev. Richard C. Flippin plans to continue the legacy of his late grandfather, The Reverend Moses Taylor, Sr. and the vision of his father, The Reverend William Edward Flippin, Sr. to seek and the answer the high calling of God, God’s people and the community. Rev. Flippin’s testimony is if I can help somebody…

Rev. Joseph & Mrs. Kendall Flippin

Rev. Joseph & Mrs. Kendall Flippin

Rev. Joseph & Mrs. Kendall Flippin

Reverend Joseph Charles Taylor Flippin’03 is a two-thousand three (2003) Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Rev. Flippin is also a two-thousand-six (2006) graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington DC) with a Master of Divinity. He has been honored by being selected by The Informer newspaper as one of America’s 40 Best Pastors Under 40 and recently been inducted into the distinguish Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers in the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel. Through God’s grace and mercy, he wants to answer the high calling of God, God’s people and the community. He seeks to save souls, clothed the naked, feed the hungry and pursues a ministry rooted in God’s Word.