Born and raised on the far north coast of New South Wales, Australia, Taya Smith is a key leader in the Hillsong creative team. She is a passionate worship leader who has captured the hearts of believers across the globe with her vocals in ‘Oceans’ and ‘Touch The Sky’ on UNITED’s most recent albums, Empires and Zion.
Taya’s passion for the house of God was first nurtured in Lismore as a part of the worship team and a youth leader. When secular singing work led to Taya moving to Sydney in 2010, she became a part of Hillsong Church’s City Campus as a volunteer in the youth and young adults ministries and the church creative team. Soon after, her love for both worship and youth came together perfectly as she became involved in the church’s youth worship expression Young & Free’s debut album and subsequent tours.