Surrounded by family, friends and nurses, Billy Taylor got baptized in his hospital room at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. Following the baptism, Pastor Larry Burbank prayed over his long time friend.
Taylor came to ECM Hospital as a patient after his heart defibrillator stopped. Taylor’s family says he had another heart attack. Taylor says he told his family he wanted to be baptized before he undergoes heart surgery.
“I feel a lot better about going in for surgery now,” said Taylor.
Pastor Burbank said once hospital staff were notified, things came together quickly. “I believe it was God’s will for Billy to get baptized today. I’m so grateful we could make this happen here. It’s a very special day. We’re all proud of him.”