Jamie and Mimi were born and raised in Christian families in Taiwan. Following primary and secondly school in Taiwan, Jamie returned to the United States for university and seminary studies. In addition to studies, Jamie served in OMF’s Pray for China Fellowship (1982~1984), on staff at the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston (1987-1990, 1993-1995); and with Campus Evangelical Fellowship in Taiwan (1990-1993). After her undergrad studies at Soo-Chow University, Mimi continued her musical training at Indiana University and Boston University. Mimi went on to teach at a number of different schools in Taiwan, including China Evangelical Seminary, Taiwan Presbyterian Seminary, and Hualien Normal University.
In 1996, Jamie and family moved to Hong Kong to serve OMF’s Chinese Ministries (CM) Field, serving first as Director for Personnel and then as Field Director. In 2008, Jamie took on the role of Consulting Director for OMF’s CM and then 2014 Jamie and Mimi were invited to serve as the leader for OMF’s Church Missions & Ministries (CMM) ministries. In 2020, Jamie become the 8th president of China Evangelical Seminary (Taipei Taiwan), the first graduate-level inter-denominational seminary in the Chinese world. Jamie and Mimi remain members of OMF, forging a partnership between OMF and China Evangelical Seminary.
In addition, the Lord has also opened opportunities for Mimi to use her music talents/training in local churches, coupled with teaching at China Evangelical Seminary. Jamie has had opportunities to speak/share on missions and evangelism in North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and across Asia.
Rev. Jamie is the great-great grandson of J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission (now OMF International). Jamie and Mimi have three children: James Hudson Taylor V and his wife McKenzie (teaching at Morrison Academy in Kaohsiung Taiwan), Selina Amelia Taylor (working at Gordon College) and Joy Leone Taylor (working at Alliance for Immigrant Neighbors).