Reverend David Taylor
David has been at TBC since June 2011. He is married to Gill and they have three teenage children and one rather neglected rabbit. Before coming to Thatcham they lived in South London where David was also a Pastor. He trained for Baptist ministry at Spurgeon’s College nearby, and before that both he and Gill were secondary school teachers in the same area.
“I first came to know Jesus in a personal way as a child through the teaching and example of my parents and the church we were part of. Since then Jesus has been a faithful Friend, a forgiving Saviour and the best Boss you can imagine. As in most lives there have been many ups and downs, and I am just as flawed as the next person, but Jesus is perfect and he gives me an inner strength which enables me to do things I never thought I could. When I die, I have Jesus’ promise that I will live with him forever along with everyone who trusts in him. This is something I can’t even begin to get my mind round, but I know it will be fantastic, and my aim is to take as many people with me as I can.
“I’m thrilled to be here in Thatcham. It’s the first time Gill & I have lived outside London since we were married in 1987, so it’s a big change for us, but we are sure that God has called us here. My hope for TBC is that together we might become more like Jesus, and hence be a real blessing to the communities in which we live and move. So whether you attend church or not, if I can be of any help to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – I look forward to meeting you.”