Terry D. Taylor became Managing Editor of Growing in Grace Children's Music Curriculum in January, 2013. From 1980-2012 Terry served as Minister of Music in churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma.
The son of a pastor, Terry was born in Bowling Green, KY, and grew up in south central Kentucky. He attended Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he received a Master's Degree in Church Music with a conducting major.
Terry is widely respected for his interest, creativity, and leadership in music ministry to children. He is active as a children's curriculum writer, composer, conference leader, guest conductor, and music advocate. His advocacy initiatives gained national exposure when the American Choral Directors Association Choral Journal documented his ENCORE program, which led to the hiring of music teachers in Dothan City Schools. In 2007, Terry was presented the Friend of the Arts Award by the Dothan Cultural Arts Center. He has served as a guest lecturer at Samford University, and a board member of The Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University.
While a student at Belmont, Terry met and married Laurie Evans. The Taylors have two young-adult children, Carrie Beth and Jeremy, and two grandchildren, Cayden and IsaBeall.