My name is Steve Taylor, MPAS, PA-C, and I currently am the Field Representative for MMO. I work as an Inpatient Hospitalist and I have practiced medicine for 12 years now. Lord-willing, I will soon graduate with my Doctorate in PA Studies with an emphasis in Global Health. The Lord allowed me to first serve with MMO back in 2009 on a surgical trip to Honduras. I was adopted at 4 days old by my amazing Christian parents into a wonderful home, and I trusted Christ as my Savior at age 9. When I pastored for 3 ½ years here in Wisconsin, God allowed me to be ordained to the ministry, and it is my desire to continue to teach and train servants for God’s glory as we seek to minister to missionaries and patients all over the world. The Lord has put a desire in my heart to serve Him through medicine, and it is such an honor to serve with incredible people here at MMO!
Fun Facts About Me
My favorite trip location is South Africa! The missionaries we served with had an incredible heart for the Lord, and it was such a joy to minister in their churches, sing with them, and fellowship with those precious people.
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is What God gave, God can take away! We are stewards of everything and everyone the Lord has entrusted to us. While the daily grind can get me really caught up in the race, make time for those in your life that the Lord has given you.
If I could invent a holiday, it would be National Coffee Day, and from noon to 2, business would shut down, discounted coffee would be offered at various locations, schools would be closed that day, and families would be required to be together!
Some advice I would give a volunteer team member who wants to join one of our trips would be to sign up early and ask the Lord to give you a specific burden for at least one person you can connect with on the trip; a team member, as well as a patient you serve. Also, don’t pack too much stuff!
Cats or dogs? Dogs for sure, and my favorite ones are Labradors.
My favorite word in the English language is pneumoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis—and yes, it IS a word.
If I could snap my fingers and become an expert in something it would be playing the piano. God gave us the wonderful gift of music and I would love to have the ability to play the piano while carrying on a conversation.
To me the most inspiring part of my job is as hospitalist. I have many family meetings where I explain the treatment and plan of care with my patients and their families. As I seek to educate them on their specific ailments, I want to show the love of Christ as I serve them.
My life verse is Isaiah 44:3—“For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty…”
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be supreme Intelligence, and how to figure things out, know the answer to every Jeopardy question, and know every single medical condition ever had!