Gary K. Taylor, Sr. is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Open Word Christian Ministries (OWCM), a non-denominational church in Fairburn, GA, located outside of Atlanta. Pastor Taylorís desire to edify people began after he received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 13. By the age of 15, he began ministering with a local evangelist in his home state of Connecticut.

After traveling and serving the people in the northeast area for a number of years, Pastor Taylor relocated to Georgia in 1985 where he met his wife, Maya (Harris) Taylor, and continued to serve God at several ministries in various capacities such as musician, youth minister, and events coordinator. In 1991, Pastor Taylor began OWCM with only seven people. Now, over 20 years later, he leads over one thousand members at the local assembly of Open Word Christian Ministries. He and his wife are the proud parents of five children: T.J., Shawtiel, Gary, Jr., Karissa and Katherine Jovanni.