We are Bruce & Brenda Taylor. We have been married for almost 27 years, have 2 sons, a daughter in law and two beautiful grandchildren. We adore our kids and granddaughters so very much and look forward to what God has for us and them in this grand adventure!
Bruce was ordained as a pastor in January 2000 in Penticton, BC. Since that time we have served at 4 Churches in 4 provinces, with over 9 years in Fort McMurray at Fellowship Baptist and then another 2 years in Brandon, Manitoba.
We have felt God's calling to the Celtic peoples for years and now are responding by partnering with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) to go to the Republic of Ireland with a heart to go and make disciples.
The desire to reach the lost in Ireland has grown to a great burden for us, as we have come to understand that this Island of our heritage now has less than 1% born again Christians. We were recently told that Ireland is the least reached English speaking nation in the world.
As we prepared for the mission field we re-located back to Penticton (Brenda's home town) where we enjoyed a season of ministry and encouragement with Penticton Alliance Church, our sending Church family. It was great to have time with these brothers and sisters. We hope to be see some of them visit us in Ireland and see for themselves the challenges of missions in Ireland as well as the blessings.
Bruce became a Christian as a child and was baptized as a teenager. Brenda became a Christian as a teenager and was baptized the following summer. We met in 1988 at Peace River Bible Institute in Sexsmith, Alberta. We married the following November (at Penticton Alliance Church) and began the adventure of life and family together.
Our life has involved many ups and downs. We knew God had a plan for us and had to chip some things away for us to be ready for the ministry He has in Ireland. Some experiences show us who we are and some show us who we aren't. God is the master planner of us all though. Through His grace we are learning how He wants to use us in wonderful ways.
We are average, normal, everyday people who love to visit with family and friends over a coffee or tea. Our faith is not part of our life, it is our life. It is our goal that others may see Jesus in us and hear of His great love for them. Walking with fellow believers through normal, everyday events of life as well as the challenges, tragedies and triumphs are some of the greatest blessings God has given us.
We are now located in West Dublin and have been gifted a wonderful home to call ours for the short-term while we discern where God would have us longer. If you would like to contact us for any reason, please use the contact form at the Get Involved tab on our home page. If you would like our new mailing address in Ireland, please request it via e-mail and we will give it to you there.