Taya Smith Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Siblings, Husband, Height, Instagram, Songs, Wiki

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 Taya Smith, whose real name is Taya Gaukrodger, is a gospel singer and songwriter best known for her work with the famed Hillsong United. 

Smith served as a church youth leader before embarking on her musical adventure, demonstrating her commitment to conveying the message of religion and encouraging people through her music.


  • Full Name: Taya Gaukrodger
  • Stage Name: Taya Smith
  • Born: May 10, 1989
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Birthplace: Australia 
  • Nationality: Australia
  • Occupation: Singer and songwriter
  • Height: 1.83m
  • Parents: Lesley-Leanne and Ronald Arthur
  • Siblings: Shenae and Elya
  • Spouse: Ben Gaukrodger
  • Children: unknown
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $1.5 million

Early Life And Education

Taya Smith, hailing from Australia, was born on May 10, 1989, and is renowned as a talented gospel singer and songwriter. Growing up under the nurturing care of her loving parents, Lesley-Leanne and Ronald Arthur, Taya was blessed with the companionship of her twin sisters, Shenae and Elya

Not only does she possess a gift for music, but Taya has also dedicated herself to education, completing her second year as a teacher candidate at Western University with a dream to pursue a rewarding career in shaping young minds.


Taya Smith’s career began when she joined Hillsong Church’s City Campus and volunteered in various capacities. Initially pursuing a secular musical project, Taya unexpectedly found herself in the church, discovering a deep passion for Jesus Christ and ministry.

 Starting as a Hillsong church’s worship team member, she eventually became a youth leader while serving in the youth department.

 She began to grow in her passion for leading worship and ministering to young people. Eventually, she became a part of Hillsong’s youth worship group, Hillsong Young & Free, contributing to their first album, “We Are Young & Free.” This opportunity led her to go on tours with the group. 

Recognizing her talent and dedication, Smith was appointed as a member of the church’s creative team and responsible for managing the vocal team. She also became instrumental in ensuring successful youth-adult events after achieving a significant breakthrough with Hillsong.

Afterward, she went on to introduce standard vocals at prominent Hillsong events and went on tour with the popular Hillsong musical band UNITED. Throughout her career, she collaborated with renowned gospel musicians like Jad Gillies, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett, Jonathan “JD” Douglass, Matt Crocker, and Joel Houston, among many others.

 When she isn’t traveling, she can be found dedicating her time to teaching members of the creative team, leading worship during weekend services, and organizing prayer gatherings.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: TAYA (@tayagaukrodger)
  • Twitter handle: TAYA (@TayaGaukrodger)
  • Facebook: TAYA

Personal Life

Taya Smith, 34, married to Ben Gaukrodger, happily announced their wedding in 2017 and exchanged vows in 2018. Although Taya Smith has not disclosed any information about having children, she leads a blissful and abundant life alongside her adoring spouse.

Net Worth

Taya Smith is well-known for her outstanding talent as a gospel singer and songwriter, and her net Worth is estimated to be more than $1.5 million. 

Her extraordinary talents and contributions to the music industry have led to her financial success, cementing her status as a renowned player in the gospel genre.

 Taya Smith inspires and uplifts audiences worldwide with her beautiful vocals and compelling songwriting ability while reaping the benefits of her hard work and dedication.

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