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Pastor G. G. Phillips

Minister to Seniors

Start Date: 2005

Born at Swedish Hospital, Mpls. into a Christian family. Brought up in S. Mpls. Came to know Jesus as Lord and Savior as a teen. Graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High, Macalester College, Berkeley [Calif.] Baptist Divinity School and an earned doctorate from the MN Consortium of Seminaries. Ordained in 1955. Senior pastor over 36 years in CA, MI and MN. Church-planting missionary with wife Edith at University Baptist Church by Michigan State U. Twenty-five years in St. Paul inner-city parish. Developed a “Ministers-In-Training” program for seminarians while there and led a number through ordination. Was Pres. of Mid-American Baptist Convention [MN-IA]. Member Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. national staff before “retiring”. Met my bride Edith at Berkeley Seminary, where she was a well-known leader among Calif. Baptists. We’ve been blessed with four children and 9 grandchildren. Led annual wilderness canoe trips over 37 years. Collect music, books, vintage films and vintage photographica. Thank our Lord for privilege of being on BBC Staff as Minister to Seniors.

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