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 Missions Director
A little about myself: I am currently 24 years old, married to my wife Kathy for 2 years now. I am finishing up my seminary education, Lord willing. I grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and lived there for the majority of my life before going to college at Messiah College in Pennsylvania and lived most recently in Wake Forest, North Carolina. I was originally introduced to Camp Living Stones as a counselor in the summers of 2012 and 2013. It was during these summers that I felt called into full time ministry and directed my education accordingly. After I graduated college I attended seminary as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I was seeking employment at a church during this time but nothing ever came to fruition. I never anticipated that the rejection I was receiving was a blessing from God to allow me to apply for a dream job at Camp Living Stones.
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.