Bill Taylor – Founder
Bill Taylor retired as Director of Network Partnerships of LifeWay Church Resources, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention in August, 2005. In this role, Taylor worked with 42 state conventions, 1208 associations, six Southern Baptist seminaries, and approximately 5,000 Christian educators.
Previously, he was director of the Sunday School Division and the Bible Teaching/Reaching Division. Currently, Bill is serving as Senior Strategist for Disaster Relief of the North American Mission Board, with the following assignment, Christian Educators-On Mission. He is also the Founder and President of Unlimited Partnerships, where he works with churches and pastors across the United States.
Taylor represented LifeWay Christian Resources in providing leadership for ministers of education during the period of 2001-2006. He developed CENews, a bi-monthly electronic newsletter that is received by 4,000 Christian educators along with 90 regional meetings, and MEET M.E. ACROSS AMERICA. In January, 2005, he conducted the largest gathering of MEs at an event called ME Boot Camp 2005 at Ridgecrest, NC, the first advanced training specially designed for ministers of education.
The faculty of the School of Educational Ministries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, honored Taylor in 2004 with its Distinguished Service Award in Christian Education.
Topper Reid – President
Topper Reid is a leading church strategist who serves as the President of Bill Taylor & Associate’s Church Coaching Divisions. As a leading church strategist, Mr. Reid has served on church staffs for over 25 years. Previously, Mr. Reid served at Hunter Street Baptist Church in Hoover, Alabama, where his small group ministry grew from 800 to over 3,300 in attendance. A graduate of Samford University and Southern Seminary, Mr. Reid is nationally recognized as a frequent seminar leader and writer for various publications. He previously served with Myrick Gurosky and Associates (MG&A) as Director of Church Development for six years and continues to serve as a trainer and consultant with many churches and faith-based entities on a contract basis.