Marvin was born and raised in Smithfield, Virginia. He met his wife Denise while they were both attending Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina in 1981. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Denise, a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. They fell in love and were married in 1984.
Born is Azores, Portugal, Denise was a U.S Air Force child. While her father served, they moved to Spain and then state-side multiple times. She graduated with a B.S in Computer Science and currently works for the Cobb County School District.
After College, Marvin worked for Circuit City for 18 years. Today, he owns and operates his own chauffeured transportation business.
In 1990, the Taliaferros moved to Atlanta, Georgia. That very year, Marvin was baptized and his wife Denise joined him as a disciple in 1992. They both serve sacrificially but also joyfully in several ministries within the Church. In 2014, Marvin was appointed an Elder. He and Denise reside in Lithia Springs, GA and they have two children Myron and Marvin Jr. they also enjoy the presence of three grandchildren.