We are Bruce & Brenda Taylor. We have been married for 30 years, have 2 sons, an amazing 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 called life! Our kids all live in Northern Alberta.
Bruce was ordained as a pastor in January 2000 in Penticton, BC. Since that time we 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 felt God’s calling to the Celtic peoples for years and are now serving in the Republic of Ireland through an organization called T.E.A.M. (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) .
The desire to serve the Lord in Ireland grew into a great burden for us, as we came to understand that this Island of our heritage is now less than 1% born again Christians. We were recently told that Ireland is the least reached English speaking nation in the world.
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 eldest son was born in 1990 and his brother followed in 1992.
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.
Now living in Mid-West Ireland in Nenagh, co. Tipperary, we are partnering with Limerick Baptist Church. Pastor Paul Ritchie described the church perfectly: “We’re a messy church. Things are not perfect here, but we love one another and welcome newcomers freely. People come broken and hurting and we love them with Jesus.”
Currently we are involved with the music & worship ministry, ladies bible study, Cafe church, Discipleship and Men’s ministry. Bruce is also preaching and filling in wherever else is needed. We are enjoying being part of a body of believers working together to see the gospel go forth and God glorified.