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 is married to Andrew, and they both are currentely working on the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Memphis.  They are on the staff at CrossRoads United Methodist Church, Collierville, TN and teach voice at the Bellevue Baptist School of Performing Arts. 

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