Taylor J. Banks (LMSW, MDiv), affectionately known as "Taylor Made" and the “Purpose Pusher” positions women for holistic success as a speaker, author, mentor and counselor. Taylor began her pursuit to wholeness and freedom when she went beyond the usual comforts of family and her home church and attended Boston College. On the floor of her college dormitory she began pursuing the heart of God. What started off as a journey that focused on her spiritual healing and success has transformed into the pursuit of success in every area of life: spiritual, financial, relational, womanhood, and mental and physical health, etc. It is now her desire to help position other women to do the same. Taylor believes that every woman is more than enough to do what she is called to do. Every woman is Taylor Made!
Taylor attended Boston College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development in 2012. She immediately attend New York Theological Seminary and Fordham University where she obtained her Masters of Social Work (2015) and Masters of Divinity (2016). In addition to her work with women she desires to open a private practice and community center to provide comprehensive services to families. Taylor believes that she is chosen to specifically make “mental health” a priority in the church and black community.
Taylor also serves faithfully at her home church, Refuge Apostolic Church of Christ where Apostle Ronald and Dr. Phyllis Carter serve as pastors and founders. Taylor was ordained an Elder in the International Bible Way Church of Jesus Christ, Inc. on July 7, 2017