My journey at Camp Living Stones began in January of 2011. I am continually amazed how God has prepared me for this season in my life. From working with my dad as a young boy and teenager in his restaurant, being in the housing industry, spending time in manufacturing, supervision and management, and being blessed continually by raising foster children. The list could go on and on. I see every aspect of my life having been put together for what God is doing now. It is a tremendous blessing to be able to live at CLS, to work with staff that desires Christ above all, and to see God working and moving in students, adults, and counselors lives.
I originally came to CLS to serve as maintenance and grounds supervisor. That grew into leading students and adults in mission activities at camp and in our community- out of which God birthed "Livin' the Mission" which encourages participants to live out Acts 1:8 in a practical everyday walk of life. Then, when Mom and Pops retired from their ministry serving in the kitchen I stepped into that role. As CLS continues to evolve, I've moved into an administrative position as President/Camp Director.
God has blessed me with a beautiful wife (married in 1982) and wonderful children and grandchildren. It is my desire to live life following Jesus and I am thankful He has allowed me to follow Him here to CLS.
"See what kind of love the Father has lavished on us, that we may be called children of God!" John 3:1
Maintenance and Activities Director
I came on staff at Camp Living Stones after spending 15+ years working as a rafting guide and outdoor activities instructor. As I see how God has used those skills to help me serve at CLS, I am excited to watch as his plan keeps unfolding.
I was raised around the teachings of the Christian faith. As I was approaching graduation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga I began to realize that there was much more to life as a Christian than just going to church. That was the major start of my exploring what it means to be a disciple of our risen Lord. Since then, I have had the blessing of working with the youth and graduating students at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ocoee TN. It is exciting to challenge those individuals in walking out their faith and watching as God transforms their lives.
This is one of the aspects that I look the most forward to here at CLS. Getting to speak into the lives of those who are willing to follow God and encourage them in seeing how Big, Real, Loving, and Intimate our God is. This then, is what compels us to walk...
Ask Taylor where he’s from, and you’ll get stories from his early years in the beaches of Florida, the heart of Georgia, and the mountains of Tennessee. After graduating from Bryan College with a degree in Communication with an emphasis in Film Studies, he snagged himself a wife and spent two years teaching middle and high school students in East Tennessee public schools. In 2011, Taylor and his wife Elisabeth set off for two years of living and learning in North Africa, where he experienced firsthand true Arab hospitality, amazing food, the power of God’s strength in weakness, and the fact that the Arabic language is really, really hard. Taylor enjoys playing the guitar and djembe, traveling the world, studying the Bible, meeting new people, photo and video projects, and being outdoors. Above all, he longs to be captured by the heart of the gospel: To know Him and to make Him known.