Philip's Bio

Philip has served as Minister of Music at South Tulsa Baptist Church since August, 1990.  Philip has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Souhwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, and a Master of Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Before coming to South Tulsa, he served at Baptist Temple Church in San Antonio, TX for nine years.

Philip is privileged to have his wife, Mary Ann, serve with him in the Music Ministry at South Tulsa.  Their son, David, graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University, University of Oklahoma Medical School, and is currently in Opthamology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  David is married to Jenny, who is an RN at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.  Their daughter, Sarah, graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and  Baylor University with a Master's in Vocal Performance.  She currently teaches voice at Navarro Community College in Corsicana,TX, Midway High School in Woodway, TX, and is Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church in McGregor, TX.  Her husband, Andrew will complete his Master's in Vocal Performance at Baylor in May, 2016, and they both plan to pursue doctorates with the intent to teach voice at the university level.  

In God's great field of labour
All work is not the same;
He hath a service for each one
Who loves His holy name.
And you, to whom the secrets
Of all sweet sounds are known,
Rise up! for He hath called you
To a mission of your own.
And, rightly to fulfill it,
His grace can make you strong,
Who to your charge hath given
The Ministry of song.
Frances Ridley Havergal
 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love,

he will joy over thee with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17