Akita Taylor was born “Akita Lynette Campbell” to Mintus and Barbara Campbell in June 1977. She was reared in Wilson NC and has 7 sisters and 3 brothers. She comes from a very close knit family who was raised in the church. Akita began singing at around 4 years old in the church choir and music has been a great part of her life every since then. Akita graduated from Beddingfield High School in 1995. Akita has worked in the field of banking since 1996.
Akita married the love of her life Antonio Taylor in August 1999 and they have been happily married ever since. They currently reside in Goldsboro NC. Akita works alongside her husband in ministry at their church Higher Elevation Ministries in Goldsboro NC. Antonio is the Pastor of their church and Akita is also a minister of the gospel. They have served faithfully in ministry under the leadership of her parents. Akita comes from a long line of preachers, singers, and musicians in her family dating back to her great-grandfather Mintus Woodard and and her grandmother Nancy Woodard Campbell. The torch continued on with her father Mintus Campbell who instilled in his children his love for music and writing songs. Akita’s mother Barbara Campbell has influenced her greatly with her Faith Based teaching that through God, there is nothing impossible for you to obtain or achieve. Akita has been writing songs for over 10 years. Akita has sung with her family for several years in their family group “The Campbell Family” who released a cd in 2004. Akita ventured out on her solo project in 2013 entitled “Give It UP”. She has her own group “Akita Taylor Song Ministries” who is currently promoting her “Give It Up” cd. Akita wrote all of the songs on her cd with the exception of one. She features her talented sister Latoya Campbell on her cd with a song written by Latoya entitled “Jesus”. Akita’s family has been very instrumental and supportive throughout her musical endeavors.
Akita’s desire is that people will be drawn to Christ through her music ministry. She understands that music is a vital tool in inspiring, motivating, and uplifting those that may be burdened or in need of encouragement. Akita lives by the word that she teaches and sings about and hopes that the life that she lives will make a difference in someone else’s life. Akita’s favorite scripture is Jeremiah 29:11; For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Akita believes that God has an expected end for every believer but it is up to each individual to pursue their destiny with all of their might.