George Taylor

I was born in Laurel, MS into a military family. My parents met during the Vietnam war when my dad was stationed in Seoul, South Korea. My older sister, Dicie, and I grew up in a strong Christian household, and our family was at the church any time the doors were open. I became a believer in junior high. That was the first time I understood what it meant to put your trust in the Lord. When I was ten my dad was transferred to Brandon, MS which was to be our permanent home. I grew up playing numerous sports, but a love for hunting, fishing, and exploring outdoors was the passion that I shared with my dad. After graduating from Brandon High School (1998) I played soccer at Holmes Community College for two years, then transferred to Mississippi State University where I graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 2002.

I met my wife, Amy, at a college church retreat where I proposed to her the very first time we ever met. We were wed in 2004 and moved to Olive Branch, MS to begin my career as a Medical Sales rep. There I became involved with the student ministry, and for the first time in my life I really understood what a relationship with Christ was like. I became a dad with the birth of our daughter Anslee (14) and again two years later when our second daughter, McKinley (12) was born. At this point we felt the need to be closer to family, so I transferred to Jackson, MS when McKinley was 6 weeks old. Several years later, the Lord opened the door for me to transition out of Medical Sales to become a Territory Manager with J+J Flooring as a manufacture’s rep, and I spent the last 4 years in that role.

As a family, we are involved in many activities and both girls play travel soccer. When the girls are not playing sports, we like to travel, hunt, fish, water ski, snow ski, and we love all Mississippi State Sports. My daughters have always shared my love of the outdoors, and we hunt and fish any chance we get. We are very involved with our church and serve with our Honduras Mission team as well as other mission areas. We’ve had the opportunity to serve in Honduras with our daughters and this is where the Lord started to really work in their lives, leading them to become believers. Amy and I try to live by example for Anslee and McKinley, and seek to show them what a God centered marriage and family looks like. For years I said that if the girls can get Amy’s brains and my athletic ability, everything will be great! In recent years, I’ve come to realize that our calling as parents is to raise strong Christian young women, and to help them grow in their relationship with the Lord.