Lead Teaching Pastor


Meet Pastor Chris

His Story

My step-father was the first person to walk me through the gospel. I was overwhelmed by a sense of guilt that was immediately met with the hope of Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection. I trusted in Jesus Christ for salvation from sin and the wrath of God in February of 1995. I’ve never looked back. At the age of 16 I truly felt that the Lord wanted me to shepherd His people. I developed a great love for the Scriptures and wanted to help other believers understand God’s word and follow faithfully after Jesus. I have always been passionate about evangelism and missions. I love to share the gospel with unbelieves and have made it my goal to have at least one gospel conversation or encounter a week. Jesus saved me, and I am committed to following Him with His church. I love to preach the word, and I truly believe that the Lord has gifted me to communicate the word of God to God’s people.


Chris Taylor has served as Lead Teaching Pastor of Keltys since May of 2021. He grew up in Lufkin. After graduating from Hudson High School, Chris served on staff at Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in Ndu, Cameroon teaching Hebrew. He was also on staff at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Prosper, Texas; Alderwood Community Church in Lynnwood, Texas; and planted Marysville Community Church in Marysville, Washington. Chris received both a Master of Arts in Old Testament Studies and a Master of Arts in New Testament Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in South Hamilton, MA.

Chris and his wife, Haley, are blessed with three children (Clark, Luke and Samantha). He enjoys family, reading, and the great outdoors.

Contact him

Phone: 936-634-4019 ext 22
Email: chris@keltys.org


"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith."
Romans 1:16-17