Bishop Hobart Samuel Taliaferro
Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
1896 ~ 1973
Bishop Hobart Taliaferro was born to Coelia and John Taliaferro on November 26, 1896, in Glen Alice, Tennessee. He received his early education in Harriman, Tennessee. After serving his country in the Army during World War I, he received an honorable discharge.
Hobart was married to Clara Kilby of Harriman, Tennessee January 27, 1921 and they moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1921. To this union was born eight children, four boys and four girls. He was baptized in Jesus' name and received the Holy Ghost as a young man, ans was called by God to the ministry. He graduated from Aenon Bible college abd did post-graduate work at Rutgers University.
He was assistant pastor of Christ Gospel Church of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World from 1930-1932, and in 1932 he bacame pastor. He remained in this position for forty years, from 1932-1972. He was District Elder and Chairman of the New Jersey State Council and was elevated to the rank of Bishop of the P.A.W. He served faithfully and with great dedication. Bishop Taliaferro served his organization (the P.A.W.) and his generation well. He left us with a priceless legacy. The memory of the great life that he lived will long be reveared. On July 19, 1973 Bishop Taliaferro fell on sleep.