Our Leadership



Zach Souter, Lead Pastor zsouter@taylormemorial.com

Before coming to Taylor Zach served as the Associate Pastor of Students/Education at First Baptist Church of Merkel, TX. He has a BBS in Church Ministry from Hardin-Simmons University and a MA in Family Ministry from Logsdon Seminary, and an EdD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
An Okie by birth, Zach started following Christ at FBC of Seminole, OK. Zach moved to New Mexico in elementary school. During his time at FBC of Carlsbad, he felt a call to ministry; that call has led to his current ministry position today. Zach and his wife, Suzi, were married in 2003. They have a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Hannah.


Brandon Davis,  Pastor for Families brandon@taylormemorial.com

Brandon Davis serves as the Associate Pastor for Families. He married Leanna in 2003 and they have six boys: Tristan, Peyton, Kohen, Grayson,  Lincoln, and Ronen. Previously, Brandon served as a lead pastor, student pastor, and family discipleship pastor at several churches in Texas, including First Baptist Church of Beaumont and First Baptist Church of Fairfield. Originally from Fairfield, Texas, Brandon has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Criswell College. Brandon is passionate about families, discipleship, and hunting. 


Krista Lennox, Preschool & Children's Minister krista@taylormemorial.com

Krista is a Lea County New Mexico girl from Lovington.  She felt the Lord's calling to work with the next generation while a high school student at her home church of First Baptist, Lovington.  She has a BA in Religious Education from Wayland Baptist University and a Masters from Eastern New Mexico University.  Krista has served as a North American Mission Board Student Missionary in British Columbia Canada and has helped lead Vacation Bible School clinics through the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. 


Ray Smith, Senior Adult Director office@taylormemorial.com

Ray Smith serves as Director of Senior Adult Ministries at Taylor Memorial Baptist Church. He was born in Wingate, Texas, and raised in Clovis, New Mexico. Ray was saved at the age of 10 at Inlow Youth Camp and baptized at First Baptist Church, Clovis, New Mexico. He was ordained as a Deacon in 1951 at Pierce Street Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas. Ray joined Taylor in 1958 as one of the original members.

Garrett Price, Student Ministry Intern garrett@taylormemorial.com 

Delene Spears, Ministry Assistant  delene@taylormemorial.com

Andrea Davidson, Ministry Assistant andrea@taylormemorial.com

Doug Rutledge, Facilities Director office@taylormemorial.com