About Keith Taylor II
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 & A with Keith Taylor II
Michelle: Tell us about yourself?
Keith: I am a Husband, Pastor, Thinker, Author, Teacher, Mentor, Business Man and World Changer. My mission is simple- Teach, Motivate, and Inspire Generations through God’s word.
Michelle: Why did you feel you had to write this particular book?
Keith: I felt like I didn’t see many books that spoke on this topic that were easy to read for my generation. We don’t like thick books, were the technology generation we want to get what we need and move on. Also I had dealt with being rejected so many times and still been able to overcome I wanted to be able to help someone else do the same.
The book is about rejection, why do you feel qualified to write on this subject?
Keith: I feel what qualifies me most to write on this subject is my experience and the wisdom and knowledge I’ve gained through studying other people’s experiences with rejection as well. I also feel that God has given me a certain level of divine revelation is regards to being rejected but still being able to prevail no matter what.
Michelle: Who did you write, Rejected But STILL Prevailing,” for?
Keith: I wrote it for the 16-40 year olds in high school or College, in the workforce, Christians and people who don’t know Christ. Moms and Dads, Ministers, ushers, pimps, lawyers, doctors, Cops, Drug Dealers, Drug Users, in a nut shell ANYONE who has dealt with rejection and it has left them stuck.
Michelle: What age group(s) do you believe deals with rejection the most?
Keith: The age groups I feel that deal with rejection the most are 16-25 yrs old are a lot of times still trying to figure things out just coming into adulthood and beginning to be established.
Michelle: How important was it to include David from the Book of 1 Samuel?
Keith: To me it was vital to the making of the book, David is a prominent figure in Christianity and the Bible, Who is highly regarded as the greatest King to ever live and a man after God’s own heart. To understand that rejection can happen at any level in life, or inspire of your position or closeness to God and to view the way he handled rejection.
Michelle: Which chapter was the hardest to write?
Keith: The first chapter was the hardest to write, it’s the chapter that I am the most transparent regarding my personal life.
Michelle: What is the main message you want readers to take from your book?
Keith: The main tool in overcoming rejection is building and sustaining a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, staying rooted and grounded in God’s word and understanding that you will be rejected but the way you handle that rejection makes all the difference.
Michelle: What is next for Keith Taylor II?
Keith: I will be at “The Brics” on Sept 20th, which is in Broad Ripple (Indianapolis) and I am starting my virtual book tour this month. I am also working on a new book but can’t give any details at this time as well as finalizing my website which will be available soon. I am working toward speaking engagements to help spread the word about the book, its content and the message behind it.
Michelle: Where can readers find you?
Keith: Readers can find me on Facebook: Keith Taylor II for any updates at this time. I encourage readers to stop by and “Like” my page to learn more about upcoming events.
Readers can also purchase the book at www.inspiringvoices.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com.