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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, Missouri, 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, Texas 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, M.D., ophthalmologist/eye surgeon, practices at Tyson Eye in Ft. Myers, FL. He received his education/training at Oklahoma Baptist University, University of Oklahoma Medical School, Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Fall, SD. David is married to Jenny, who has a Master’s in Nursing. They have one son, William Dutch (Will), born August, 2019. Their daughter, Sarah, D.M.A., is chairmen of the voice department at Visible Music College, Memphis, TN. She received her education at Oklahoma Baptist University, Baylor University, and the University of Memphis. She is married to Andrew, who is adjunct professor of voice at Union University and is currently completing his D.M.A.

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




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