Kim Taylor

Simply put, Kim Taylor loves all of God’s children. She has been the director of the church nursery since 2003 and director of Grace Place since 2005.

Kim was born in Huntsville and lived in Arab until she was 7 years old. Her grandmother played the church organ for many years. She attended Arab First UMC with her family from infancy until she moved to Texas in 1974. She graduated from Belton High School in Belton, Texas, where she was a member of the band, playing the flute and being a “twirler.” She attended college at Temple College in Temple, Texas and Southwest Texas State in San Marcos.

Kim is a wife, a mother, a daughter, and an aunt. She is married to Bryan Taylor, who she knew in high school and started dating right after graduation. They have been married 27 years and have three beautiful daughters, Kasi, Jordan, and Sydney. They also claim one GREAT son in law, Bill.

She was a stay at home mom until Jordan was four years old, and worked as a bookkeeper and property manager for a property management company. Her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1998, and she kept the books for a company in the downtown historical district. She also worked at a gymnastics facility where her daughter, Jordan, attended as a gymnast, and she did bookkeeping there as well. They moved back to Alabama in August of 2001 to be close to family. She stayed home the first two years with Sydney and spent many wonderful days taking care of her grandmother. Then she began working in the nursery at Arab First UMC, and started the day care 2 years later. Since starting Grace Place, she has gone back to school and attained a degree in Early Childhood Development.

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In her spare time, she LOVES to swim (well, it’s actually floating!). She loves to hike, read and listen to music Her favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. They swim together, hike together, and love to play board games and watch home videos. She also enjoys motorcycle rides and working in the yard.

If you need someone to float, hike, or ride with, or want to talk about how much Arab First UMC loves their children, call Kim at 256-586-5792 or email him at