Friday, January 7, 2011

who are we?

Just in case you are new to my blog and wanted to know a little about me and family.

Eddie graduated from Ware County Senior High in Waycross, GA, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State College in Georgia. He became a Certified Youth Worker through an internship program led by Ray Owens, and was a student of the Berean School of the Bible and Beacon University. Beth graduated from Waycross High School and earned a Bachelor’s degree in education from Valdosta State College in Georgia. Beth also became a Certified Youth Worker through Ray’s internship program. Eddie is an Ordained Minister in the Christian Alliance of Ministries and Beth is an Ordained Minister with Family Discipleship Ministries. They both volunteered and worked part-time in youth ministry serving several churches in Georgia before Eddie became the Assistant Pastor at Old Camp United Methodist Church in Carrollton, GA. Eddie then served as Youth Pastor at United Methodist congregations in Waycross, Georgia and Tarpon Springs, Florida before going to Christian Heritage Church in 1999 as Associate Pastor. After a season of church planting, Eddie and Beth returned as Senior Pastors of Christian Heritage Church on Father’s Day of 2004. They ended a joyful and fruitful season in Lake City by passing the mantle of leadership to long-time Associates Chris & Terra Jones in late 2008. Since 2008, Eddie & Beth have served the Lord through marketplace ministry and traveling ministry. They relocated to Dalton, GA in July of 2010.

The Taylor’s ministry is multi-faceted. As leaders to leaders, Eddie & Beth help lead Family Discipleship Ministries (FDM), a network of like minded ministers they formed with Ray & Sabrina Owens . FDM’s ministry emphases are training this generation in leadership development through discipleship, marketplace ministries, worship and missions. FDM’S main activities include: Eddie & Beth’s preaching & teaching ministries, the distribution of ministry resources such as CD’s, a mid-winter young adult retreat called Breakaway, a mid-winter youth retreat, and a spring ministry conference for those in church leadership who directly relate to FDM. The Taylors have been married for 22 years. They have three sons: Jacob (18); David (15); and Jonathan (11). Eddie & Beth also participate in leadership with Kid’s Aflame, a children’s and youth camp in Bradenton, FL.

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