My name is Paul Taylor. I was born quite young in 1961 in Ashton-under-Lyne, which was then in Lancashire, England, though under county reorganization in the 1970s, it became part of Tameside, Greater Manchester. I grew up, eventually, but before I did, I was educated at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester—originally hoping to become a concert pianist.
In 1979, I went up to Nottingham University to read Chemistry. I stayed on, after graduating, and also got my Post Graduate Certificate in Education and then became a schoolteacher.
During my first teaching post—1983-1986 at Droylsden High School—I joined forces with four other teachers and we wrote a successful school musical called Secrets.
I became a Christian in 1977, and was baptized in 1982. I have regularly preached and written on a variety of subjects, especially music in worship and creationism. I am the author of several books, listed on the Book Page.
As a schoolteacher, I taught in a number of state comprehensive schools (the sort of schools that Americans would call public schools), eventually becoming a Head of Science. In 2000, I left teaching and set up an ICT training and web development business, which proved popular and successful. In 2005, I was invited to work for Answers in Genesis (UK/Europe), where I worked until 2011, when I moved to the United States to work for Creation Today, in Pensacola, Florida. My wife and I are now the Directors of the Mount St. Helen's Creation Information Center, at Silverlake, Washington – on the main tourist road leading to the volcano, Mount St. Helens. From this base, I continue to travel around the United States, speaking on creation, Genesis and apologetics.
I am married to Geraldene, and we have five children between us.