Ministers

 

Dr. Allen McWhite, Interim Pastor

Dr. McWhite will be preaching, teaching, and guiding us until the time that we call our next Senior Pastor.
He is a pastor, former IMB missionary, and is on the faculty at North Greenville University where he serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Global Leadership and Professor of Intercultural Studies.  For more than fifteen years, Dr. McWhite has led multiple churches through interim periods and comes highly recommended by the churches he has served in that capacity.  He is married to Ruth Waters McWhite, and they have five children, four of whom are local. Their son, David, is a missionary in Ireland. We love Allen’s heart for the local church, his love for preaching the Word, and his desire to help churches be prepared when God calls new pastoral leadership.

  • WORSHIP PASTOR

    Kevin Batson

    “My passion is to lead people to meet and experience God in worship and to grow in their understanding of Him and of His purpose for their lives.”

  • EXECUTIVE PASTOR

    David Cline

    “My passion is to see people reconciled to Christ and equipped to be and to make disciples who live for His purposes and glory.”

  • MINISTER OF Connections

    Kathy Dority

    “My heart’s desire is to see lives truly transformed by an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Minister of Students

    Josh Duncan

    “My passion is to raise up young leaders to be launched into the world to be disciple-makers of Jesus wherever they go!”

  • MINISTER OF CHILDREN

    Joseph Eskridge

    “My desire is to partner with parents in the discipleship of their children by not only creating Christ centered environments here at Taylors, but by equipping them with the resources they need to thrive at home.”

  • MINISTER OF RECREATION

    Daryl Hopkins

    “My passion is to love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength and to love my neighbor as myself.”

  • MINISTER OF PASTORAL CARE

    Jerry Long

    “My desire is to see lives changed through the Gospel, and to see those hurt by life be healed by the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the touch of the Body of Christ.”

  • MINISTER OF WORSHIP

    Scott Norman

    “I have a great passion to lead others in transformational worship, creating an atmosphere where people can have a real encounter with Christ and be changed by His Holy Spirit.”

  • Minister of College Students

    Alex Smith

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  • Life Group and REACH Pastor

    Jeremy Thompson

    “My prayer is that Taylors First Baptist Church would glorify God by walking worthy of the Gospel, as we make disciples of all nations, to the ends of the earth.”

Support and Leadership Staff

Meet our Ministry Assistants, leadership and support staff who help with many tasks around Taylors. Perhaps you will encounter one of these staff members soon!

  • Student Ministry Assistant

    Amanda McKenna

    Works with Taylors Students

    Email Amanda
  • Receptionist

    Anita Tolliver

    Welcomes you to Taylors FBC!

    Email Anita
  • Connections Ministry Assistant

    Anna Nicholson

    Works with Connections & Love Taylors

    Email Anna
  • Children's Ministry Assistant

    Ashley Cox

    Works with Taylors Children

    Email Ashley
  • Executive Pastor's Assistant

    Beth Caskey

    Works with Life Groups & Executive Pastor

    Email Beth
  • Financial Ministry Assistant

    Beverly Vest

    Works with Administration & Finance

    Email Beverly
  • Manager of Accounting and Human Resources

    Delores Stansell

    Works with Administration & Finance

    Email Delores
  • Worship Ministry Assistant

    Diann Greer

    Works with Taylors Worship

    Email Diann
  • Rec Ministry Assistant

    Jill Peeples

    Works with Taylors Rec

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  • Administrative Coordinator

    Kristin Evans

    Works with Administration & Finance

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  • Preschool Coordinator

    Molly Holder

    Works with Taylors Children

    Email Molly
  • College/Singles Fellowship Ministry Assistant

    Nancy Clayton

    Works with College
    & Singles Fellowship

    Email Nancy
  • Assistant to the Pastor

    Renee Morton

    Works with our Senior Staff

    Email Renee
  • Financial Ministry Assistant

    Sara Ader

    Works with Administration & Finance

    Email Sara
  • Director of Administration & Finance

    Wally Harris

    Directs Administration & Finance

    Email Wally