Shadee Taylor

Shadee Taylor

Student Ministry Assistant

Life Story

I was raised in a very loving home with my single mom, grandparents and three older siblings. I was very blessed to have the childhood I did. In my family we loved one another, spent time with one another, and were taught to love Jesus. After the deaths of my grandfather and uncle, however, I was broken and had fallen away from church entirely. I forgot who Jesus was.

I was invited to go to church in 7th grade, and when I heard the gospel, I instantly knew it was true. The next few years, my heart remained stone, yet I knew Jesus was true and worthy of pursuing. The Spirit had a control over my heart that was far stronger than any disappointment or misunderstanding I held. The Spirit continually led me to Scripture and prayer, softening my heart for what was to come.

In 2015, I started attending The Village. These were the most formative years of my life. I joined Recovery Groups, the Training Program, a Home Group, had discipleship from the most incredible women, and for the first time, I heard Jesus was coming back to make all things new. My heart and life were completely transformed through knowing, loving, and encountering the Triune God. My heart of stone was moved to absolute celebration over who God is and how He revealed Himself to me.

In 2018, I graduated with a degree in Bible and Biblical Counseling from Arlington Baptist University. Since then, I have started pursuing a Master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary. I married my husband, Scott, in June 2021. I am excited to transition onto staff at a place that has truly been home for me.

Hope for The Village Church

My hope is that we would be a people deeply rooted in the person of Jesus Christ, by His Word and the Holy Spirit, glorifying God together. My hope is that the people gathered here continue in the joy, knowledge, and grace of who God is, extending this to the people around them, inside and outside the walls of the church.