Ministers

Josh Powell, Lead Pastor

Josh Powell is married to Allison Koon Powell, both from Lexington, South Carolina. He has four children. Pastor Josh is a graduate of North Greenville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary working towards a PhD in Church History.
Josh is the 2020 past President of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He also serves currently as a member of the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, as well as, a Trustee of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Lord has given Josh the desire to pastor and/or train pastors. His greatest desire is to preach the Word, anywhere and everywhere, and to see all believers grow in the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord.

  • 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.”

  • 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 Preschool

    Molly Holder

    “My prayer is that Jesus would be revealed in the little minds and hearts of our preschoolers, in whatever capacity is the Lord’s Will.  Even if the tiniest seed is planted, their faith can grow through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  • 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 and Recreation Outreach

    Alex Smith

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  • Equip 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 Team

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
  • Equip Ministry Assistant

    Beth Caskey

    Works with the Equip Pastor

    Email Beth
  • Financial Ministry Assistant

    Beverly Vest

    Works with Administration & Finance

    Email Beverly
  • Worship and Communications Associate

    Cameron Burroughs

    Leads Worship for
    Students and College
    Works with Taylors Worship
    and Communications

    Email Cameron
  • Ministry Assistant

    Courtney Powell

    Works with Connections

    Email Courtney
  • 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
  • Ministry Assistant

    Jeanie Eskew

    Works with Taylors Children

    Email Jeanie
  • Superintendent of Building and Grounds

    Kevin Donahoo

    Incoming Superintendent of our Building and Grounds Team

    Email Kevin
  • Administrative Coordinator

    Kristin Evans

    Works with Administration & Finance

    Email Kristin
  • Ministry Assistant

    Mallory Gilmore

    Works with Taylors Children

    Email Mallory
  • College/Singles Fellowship Ministry Assistant

    Nancy Clayton

    Works with College
    & Singles Fellowship

    Email Nancy
  • Lead Pastor's Assistant

    Renee Morton

    Works with our Lead Pastor

    Email Renee
  • Taylors Rec Ministry Assistant

    Samantha Bagley

    Works with Taylors Rec

    Email Samantha
  • Financial Ministry Assistant

    Sara Ader

    Works with Administration & Finance

    Email Sara
  • Director of Administration & Finance

    Wally Harris

    Directs Administration & Finance

    Email Wally