James Hudson Taylor IV
James, the great–great grandson of the founder of the China Inland Mission (now OMF International), J. Hudson Taylor, was born and raised in Taiwan. He attended local Chinese primary school and then Morrison Christian Academy prior to completing his under–graduate degree at Seattle Pacific University.
After graduation, James worked together with Dr. David Adeney in OMF’s Pray for China Fellowship for two years, focusing on China–related research and mobilizing the global church to pray for China. James went on to attend Asbury Theological Seminary where he completed his Master of Divinity (1987) and subsequently his Doctorate of Ministry (2011).
After theological studies, James served at Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston as well as with OMF in Taiwan with Campus Evangelical Fellowship.
In 1996, James and family moved to Hong Kong and served as OMF’s Chinese Ministries’ Director for Personnel for two years and then as OMF’s Chinese Ministries’ Field Director for eight years. Since 2007, James has served as the Consulting Director for OMF’s Chinese Ministries, focusing upon mission mobilization and cross–cultural missionary training.
In 1993, James married Mimi (Ke Yeh–min) Taylor, a graduate in voice performance of Soo–chow University (Bachelor Degree) and Boston University (Master Degree). Mimi has taught music at a number of theological institutions and secular schools in Taiwan; produced three sacred music CDs, as well as involved in evangelism/discipleship among Taiwan’s working class (department store workers). James and Mimi have three children: James (5th); Selina; and Joy.