Our First Lady
We, at Mt. Zion, believe that GOD can transform your life and birth out of you the extraordinary potential that is within you. Every Christian can move out of the ordinary to the extraordinary when they become totally committed and dependent on God. Jesus says in John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly." Through divine intervention in your life the impossible becomes possible.
Mrs. Taylor was born in Chattanooga to the late Dr. & Mrs. Wm. H. Ryan, Sr., but was raised in Louisville, KY. She is the 7th of nine siblings. Her father, Dr. William H. Ryan, Sr., was called by God to Pastor the Greater Salem Baptist Church in Louisville, KY., after having pastored Prospect Baptist Church, in West Amurchee, GA, and New Salem Baptist, Rossville, GA.
She attended and graduated from Manley Jr., High and Male High School, in Louisville. She attended the Bryant and Stratton Business College and received an Associate Degree in Business Management. Also, she has received many certificates from UTC in Continuing Education.
She was a professional and dedicated worker with more than 37 years before retiring from Tennessee Valley Authority in May 2004.
She is the proud mother of three children: Dr. Shari Muir and Minister Warren "Rusty" and Alice Muir; six grandchildren.
A woman after God's own heart, Lady Taylor has been blessed with a number of talents. A few of her God given talents include singing and directing. She has been working with and directing choirs for more than 40 years. She was Choir Directress and a member of the Choir Administration Ministry, a leader in the Tape Ministry, and the Sick Member's Ministry, at the Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. Every since she and Pastor Rheubin Taylor united in marriage on March 7, 2004, First Lady Joyce has played an important role as one of the directors of the MT. Zion Mass choir.
Lady Taylor's commitment to helping others is evident through her lifestyle of service. She is saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Spirit, she loves the Word of God, and one of her gifts she practices daily is praying. She loves people and always looks for the good in others. She frequently hosts prayer and Bible study meetings, workshops, and other events to empower others to develop in the love and Word of God. She also plays an important part in the women's Sunday school ministry.
Above all her accomplishments, she considers supporting her husband and being his "spiritual cheerleader" a major part of her ministry. Her love for him is evident in every way. As a "spiritual cheerleader" and role model, Lady Taylor inspires and encourages all those she comes into contact with and sets the atmosphere for praise and worship.