Maya Taylor is a native of Fairburn, GA. She accepted her call to positively affect the lives of others through outreach at the tender age of 19 and currently serves in the capacity of Co-Pastor, assistant to her husband, Pastor Gary K. Taylor, Sr. at Open Word Christian Ministries (OWCM) located in Fairburn, GA. In addition to co-pastoring at OWCM, Pastor Maya has over 10 years of experience working with youth and empowering them to excel.

Thus far, to resolve challenges facing a large portion of todayís youth, Pastor Maya developed the Xcelling Youth Zone (XYZ), a program that helps "at-risk" youth avoid the common mistakes of young people today. She is also the Founder of Foundation Christian Academy (FCA), a Christian school educating children from Pre K2 through the 8th grade. For adults who are experiencing the results of decisions made in their youth, Pastor Maya serves as a counselor, giving sound advice on how to transform their relationships and their lives, as demonstrated in her mini-book, Help, Iím Trapped in an Unhealthy Relationship. Maya Taylor exemplifies virtuous leadership and has a compassionate heart and an anointing to minister to all women and the entire Body of Christ.