William D. Taylor

William Taylor is a Third Culture Person, born in Costa Rica and raised in Central America
until his last year of secondary school. Married to Yvonne since 1967, they have three married
Gen-X children born in Guatemala and now have seven grandchildren. Bill lived in
Latin America for thirty years, seventeen of them with Yvonne in Guatemala, based at the
Seminario Teológico Centroamericano under CAM International. His ThM is from Dallas
Seminary and his PhD in Latin American studies from the University of Texas, Austin. From
1986–2006 he was executive director of the World Evangelical Alliance Missions Commission;
he now is its senior mentor, publications coordinator, and global missiology task
force co-leader. Edited books include Too Valuable to Lose: Exploring the Causes and Cures of
Missionary Attrition
(William Carey Library, 1997) and Global Missiology for the Twenty-first
Century: The Iguassu Dialogue
(Baker, 2000). He served for twelve years as editor of Connections:
The Journal of the WEA Missions Commission. He and Steve Hoke co-authored Global
Mission Handbook: A Guide for Crosscultural Service
(InterVarsity Press, 2009). Bill also
serves as president of TaylorGlobalConsult, a ministry platform that allows him to invest
more time in mentoring and apprenticing, consulting and writing, and speaking and teaching
(http://taylorglobalconsult.org). Based in Austin, Texas, the Taylors worship at Christ
Church-Anglican.