Taylor Callen has been the pastor of Horicon Baptist since 2021. He grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and became a Christian in 2007 at East Bayou Baptist Church. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained by Emmaus Church in Kansas City, Missouri on September 1st, 2019. Taylor enjoys binge-watching great shows on Netflix, hanging out around a bonfire, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Caiti, have one daughter, Deborah Piper.
My school had a “career day” event where I was supposed to follow around someone in my desired future profession. I learned a lot, but there was engineer who sat me down and gave me his perspective. He had entered the profession because he grew up poor, was good at math, and wanted to make a lot of money. He regretted the decision and did not enjoy his life. He told me that many individuals loved the line of work he was in, but I needed to carefully consider if this is something I would enjoy doing.
I was still very young, so I put off searching seriously for a career. Then one day I was at a friend’s house and I was asked what I wanted to be. I responded that I wanted to be a pastor, which was strange because it was something that I have never considered. God gave me this allconsuming desire to serve in the ministry. God made 1 Timothy 3:1 true in my life: I desired the office of overseer. Every local church I have been a part of has affirmed this calling, including Emmaus Church where I was ordained on September 1, 2019.