Kathy Taylor releases yet another highly anticipated project with her home church choir Windsor Village Worship and Arts Ministry, where the prestigious Pastor is Kirby John Caldwell!
Pastor Kirby John Caldwell has raved about the wondrous God given talents of Kathy Taylor on many of occasions!
Kathy Taylor has been the Minister of Music for Windsor Village for the past 25 years!
Kathy Taylor has been recently referred to as "A Musical Phenomenon!"
Every now and then God decides to surprise us, yet again, and does something uniquely phenomenal. He creates a one-of-a-kind vocal signature; carefully blends it with inspiration, talent, and skill; and gingerly molds it into an anointed vessel designed specifically to minister to the hearts and souls of His people. Kathy Taylor is this phenomenal musical gift created by God.
Kathy Taylor, an accomplished National Recording Artist, Minister of Music, songwriter, producer, and community activist has been appointed for a time such as this to bring music that not only inspires, but encourages, uplifts, and heals the spirit and soul of mankind. Kathy is the walking embodiment of the term “Minister of Music.”
Kathy’s musical gifts have brought her before both national and world leaders. She has ministered before Queen Elizabeth II, former President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou, and many others. Kathy has received resounding critical acclaim for her outstanding, soul-stirring, and inspirational performances.
Kathy began her recording career as a soloist with the legendary James Cleveland’s Gospel Music of America and The Mass Choir. She was the featured vocalist on songs such as, “Anticipation,” “It’s Your Decision,” “He Did It,” and “I Got My Joy Back.”
These projects, along with her captivating and live performances, have catapulted Kathy into the national spotlight.
In her never ending quest to serve the Kingdom of God, Kathy answered her calling and founded Kathy Taylor and Favor, a multitalented singing ensemble known for its meticulous and breathtaking harmonies. They have graced the stage with many of today’s most renowned gospel artists.
To their acclaim, they have released three projects to date. The first two albums produced by Kathy were entitled “He’s Worthy” and “What Would It Profit Me to Gain the Whole World and Lose My Soul?” which were both well received.
The third album, “Taylormade,” was released on Aleho International Records, under the leadership of gospel music executive Al “The Bishop” Hobbs and produced by Grammy-Award-winning, legendary gospel music producer Sanchez Harley. This powerful collaboration produced an incredible project that yielded a Stellar Award Nomination.
Kathy's “The Worship Experience” released in 2009 was an amazing collection of songs which were designed to usher the listener into the presence of the Living God. The hit single, “Oh How Precious,” garnered phenomenal response at radio.
Kathy currently serves as Minister of Music at Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, which is the largest United Methodist Church in America, under the dynamic leadership of Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell. Windsor Village, having over 15,000 members, has become a prototype for ministry throughout the world. There, Kathy oversees a massive Music and Arts department that is comprised of over 1,200 staff members and volunteers. The innovative programs instituted by Kathy have set a new standard for music ministry. From her Black History Series that featured the Sacred Music of Duke Ellington, which was presented with a thirty-six piece orchestra, actors, and dancers, to her annual Worship and Arts Conference, she has brought together some of the most critically acclaimed experts in the nation, and her ever-increasing standard of excellence continues to positively impact lives.
Continuing a family legacy of community involvement, Kathy founded Katco Arts Academy, a summer youth program which is committed to empowering socially and economically challenged youth. This unique program provides youth the opportunity to be inspired and to develop their hidden gifts and talents by being exposed to the world of mentorship. This creative outlet has served as a springboard for several local youth to enjoy national opportunities with the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe, Showtime at the Apollo, and American Idol. Kathy also serves on the YMCA’s Board of Directors where she consistently works to make a difference by serving her community.
Kathy’s community service contributions also include her work as the Director of Music for the National Day of Prayer observance in Houston. She has appeared on national television networks including TBN, The Bobby Jones Show, DayStar, and BET. Kathy has facilitated many national Gospel Music Workshops in addition to being a much sought after Praise and Worship leader. She has been the Special Guest Artist at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Prayer Breakfast, Indiana Black Expo, and many other events which have showcased her unlimited musical talents. Kathy is also working in conjunction with the Houston Grand Opera to increase cultural awareness in the community.
Kathy’s purpose is tri-fold. She has fully embraced her mission to carry the gospel in song all over the world. Through Kathy, God continues to pour out His Spirit. Her dedication to the Body of Christ and limitless love of God places Kathy in a unique position to minister the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. Today, Kathy allows herself to be a vessel God can use to pour out His spirit upon all flesh, for tomorrow she desires to make the music relevant to the next generation. For yesterday, she stands humbly on the shoulders of her mother and grandmother to carry the gospel in song to the uttermost parts of the world.