William Taylor has served as the Missions Pastor since February of 1997 here at Houston's First Baptist Church. He has been married to Nancy Taylor for 28 years and they have two children: William III, a recent graduate of Houston Baptist University, and Sarah Taylor, a senior at Texas A&M.
William graduated from Columbia Bible College in 1978 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983.
Prior to joining the staff, in 1980 he began his service with the International Evangelism Association and directed a college training program in West Texas for 10 years during the summer. Simultaneously, he served 12 years as Director of University Ministries at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. During his tenure at Southwest Baptist University the missions program grew and a missions center was built which has also been duplicated here at Houston's First.
Since his tenure began he has continued his focus on field training future leaders among the members of First Baptist including high school and college students nationwide.
William oversees the Prayer, Missions & Connection Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, the Missions Training Center at Long Point, & Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church.