Rev. Taylor R. Phelps was born in Dawson
Springs, Kentucky in 1986 to James and Connie Phelps.
His calling to preach came at the age of sixteen, while
finishing out his high school years he strongly prayed
about where to attend college. Clear Creek Baptist
Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky, was the location
God had prepared for Phelps. This is where he met and
married his wife Andrea in 2006. Pastor Taylor served
as youth pastor and minister of music of the First
Baptist Church of Harrogate, Tennessee while attending
college. Andrea completed her course of studies at
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in 2008, and
furthered her education at Union College in
Barbourville, Kentucky and in 2010 both Taylor and
Andrea finished degrees. Taylor earned a B.A. in
Pastoral Ministries and Andrea graduated with a M.A.
in Elementary Education. Pastor Taylor accepted his
pastorate, with a unanimous vote, at Dryden just a
month after graduation. The following December their
first child was born, Clayton Andrew Phelps.