ACC started with what began as a humble dream and vision of lead pastors Ron & Gina Taylor. In 1999 Pastor Ron Taylor started Arise Christian Center, what is now home church for people week in and week out. Ron is known for his ability to intertwine encouraging potent messages with compassion and power. He is a husband to his wife Gina and a father to his three children Ronnell, Micaela, and Ryanne. He believes the church exists to declare the name of Jesus and build a space called home for the many who do not have one. 

A native of Mississippi, Ron moved to Los Angeles in 1979, where he successfully pursued a career in Business Management. During his management career, he met Gina Cummings, a native of Los Angeles. They were married in 1987 and have three children (Ronnell, Micaela, Ryanne). Though Ron understands the significance of his ministry, he knows how vital it is to be a loving husband and father to his family. In the fall of 1991, Ron enrolled in the Crenshaw Christian Center School of Ministry to further strengthen his knowledge about effective ministry. Later, he enrolled in Eagles Flight Leadership Institute School of Ministry (affiliate of Oasis Ministries), where he completed all classes with honors in 1993. He was ordained as a minister in 1996. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from St. Thomas Christian College in 2007.