Minister Keith Taylor II is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and is currently serving as the Youth Pastor at a local church. He received an Associates Degree in Leadership and Ministry from Crossroads Bible College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Arts in Leadership and Ministry.
Minister Keith Taylor II started preaching at the age of four and was known as "The Little Preacher Boy". At this young age, he was found to be a young man with a heart after God, preaching and praying for people all over the city of Indianapolis wherever he could. At a young age he was giving the world a preview of what was to come. God has kept a hand on his life from his youth and gifted him with wisdom, insight and a heart for people.
He became a Youth Pastor at the age of 23. The youth ministry has grown spiritually and numerically since he took it over in 2012. He also mentors at risk youth in his free time. Some of the places God has allowed Keith to minister are juvenile detention centers, prisons, churches, and conferences.
Minister Taylor published his first book called, "Rejected, But Still Prevailing", and is working on many more encouraging books. Additionally, he is a worshiper, teacher, husband, and world changer. Minister Keith is married to his high school sweetheart, Jasmine Taylor.
Keith has been known to some as, "Mr. Inspiration", and that is one “mantra" that he lives by.
About The Book
Rejected but Still Prevailing teaches about rejection and how to overcome it. It provokes the reader in ways you never thought possible while providing some insight on where rejection starts and how to handle rejection from those close to you.
It includes biblical viewpoints to show rejection from a spiritual side. You will learn, grow and be able to deal with rejection as your perception about dealing with rejection will be changed.
Q: Welcome to The Writer's Life! Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process. Can we begin by having you take us at the beginning? Where did you come up with the idea to write your book?
Keith: I came up with the idea, based out of a sense of need. I felt like there were not a lot of books for my generation dealing with rejection in a way that was easy to understand. I also personally experienced rejection on a consistent basis and wanted to help someone else, with some of the tools that assisted me.
Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?
Keith: For me it was not very hard to write, however it did take longer than I expected to finish and turn in to be edited. Some of the tips I would give is take your time, don't rush the process this book took me 2 years to complete. Don't force it, but consistently write, think, and meditate on your book throughout the day.
Q: Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?
Keith: I self-published through a company called inspiring voices, I found them on the internet and built a relationship with one of their representatives before I ever submitted any work. They made me feel comfortable as if I was a value asset to them and they fully explained the process.
Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?
Keith: Yes, it is still a little strange and funny to me when people ask for my auto graph...
Q: What other books (if any) are you working on and when will they be published?
Keith: I am currently working on a book about bullying; it won't be released until sometime in 2017
Q: What’s your favorite place to hang out online?
Keith: My favorite place to hang out online would be facebook and you can find me at Keith Taylor II
Q: Finally, what message (if any) are you trying to get across with your book?
Keith: The main message of the book is that we will all be rejected at some point in our lives, but how we handle that rejection is of the utmost importance, in spite of whatever type of rejection you face you still can overcome or (Prevail) through faith in Jesus Christ.
Q: Thank you again for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Keith: Thank you for the chance to interview and be sure to check out our new website www.keithtaylorii.com also buy your copy of the new book at www.inspiringvoices.com or www.amazon.com.
We also have a virtual book tour kicking off September 1-30th be on the look at for that as well