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Terry D. Taylor

 

Terry Taylor (b. 1955) became Managing Editor of Growing in Grace Children’s Music Curriculum in January, 2013. From 1980-2012 Terry served as Minister of Music in churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

The son of a pastor, Terry was born in Bowling Green, KY, and grew up in south central Kentucky. He attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he received a Master's Degree in Church Music with a conducting major.

Terry is widely respected for his interest, creativity, and leadership in music ministry to children. He is active as a curriculum writer, composer, conference leader, guest conductor, and music advocate. He has served as a guest lecturer at Samford University, and is a board member of The Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University.

While a student at Belmont, Terry met and married Laurie Evans. The Taylors have two young adult children, Carrie Beth and Jeremy, and two grandchildren, Cayden and IsaBeall.