LOS ALAMOS (BNM) - First Baptist Church, Los Alamos, recently called David Taylor as its senior pastor. The church celebrated with a special installation service on Sunday, May 29.
Taylor moved to Los Alamos from the pastorate at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Portales, where he served as pastor for four years. Prior to that call, Taylor pastored Don Avenue Baptist Church, Denham Springs, Louisiana. Previously serving on the staff of Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas, Taylor was the associate pastor of missions where he was involved in mission opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. He also served in three internships: an education ministry internship serving single adults, married adults and coordinating membership assimilation; and separate internships at Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Crestview Baptist Church, Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Growing up as the son of a pastor gave Taylor an example of “living what you preach” to your family. Taylor became a Christian at Highland Baptist Church, Moore, Oklahoma before moving with his family to Okmulgee, Oklahoma. When he was 20 years old, while on a mission trip to Brazil, Taylor sensed God calling him to ministry.
Taylor holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Computer Systems Technology from Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee, Oklahoma; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Pastoral Ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma; a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas; and he is working on a Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri. Taylor was licensed to the Gospel ministry in 2003 and ordained in 2005.
Taylor and his wife, Laci, have been married since 2006 and have nine-year-old twins, Caleb and Kaitlyn. He enjoys hunting, camping, golf, sports, reading, photography, building, repairing and traveling.