Austin Taylor (October 14, 1881 – January 1, 1973) Austin Taylor was born October 14, 1881 in Morgantown, Kentucky. He served Churches of Christ, one of three branches of the Stone-Campbell Movement for all of his long life as a song writer, song leader, minister, preacher, teacher, and singing school leader. The school he helped to found, the Texas Normal Singing School, still holds its camp every Summer.
The Taylors moved to Sherman, TX in 1890. There Austin began his music career as a singing school teacher and song writer. Two of his outstanding teachers were Horatio Richmond Palmer (1834-1907) of New York, who wrote songs such as “Master the Tempest is Raging,” “Angry Words,” and “O Lord, Our Lord,” and Dr. Horace Neel… Go to person page >