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J.Phillip Baker

Covington,GA

Summary

Accomplished Pastor bringing more than 40 years of expertise in cultivating and shepherding community. Successful providing discipleship, welcoming new members, facilitating pastoral care and preaching to community. Accomplished in contributing to spiritual formation and disciple-making efforts. Excited to bring talent and spiritual leadership to growing church.

Overview

41
41
years of professional experience

Work History

Sr. Pastor

Shady Grove Baptist Church Conyers
2012.03 - Current
  • Cast vision and facilitated hands on leadership in alignment with God's leadership for his body.
  • Since my Appointment the church has moved from district affiliated to General council affiliated.
  • The service format and style has been completed updated to reflect the heart of modern revival.
  • The membership under my Leadership has gone from 30 people all above the age of 65 to a thriving 70 people of all generations and ethnicity.
  • The church name was changed from First Assembly of God to Risen Life Fellowship.
  • God gave the vision "Belong, Believe, Become". The church has no vision prior to this.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling and prayer.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms and nursing home services.
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship and service opportunities.
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care, and older adult ministry programs.
  • Worked with stewardship to promote responsible biblical stewardship.
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and contributions of youth to church life and operations.
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church and managed daily operations.
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship, and service opportunities.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, and nursing home services.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
  • Distributed food and supplies to communities through mutual aid.
  • Served as mentor to children in church community, offering guidance and support.

Sr. Pastor

Trinity Baptist Church
1999.12 - 2011.03
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons, and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship, and service opportunities.
  • Oversaw administration and management of all areas of ministry.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, and nursing home services.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
  • Coordinated and spearheaded programs to increase church members' service throughout community.
  • Collaborated with church leadership to plan master calendar of events.

Lead Pastor

New Piney Grove Baptist Church
1988.07 - 1999.11
  • Coordinated and spearheaded programs to increase church members' service throughout community.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care, and older adult ministry programs.
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and contributions of youth to church life and operations.
  • Worked with stewardship to promote responsible biblical stewardship.
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons, and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, and nursing home services.
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship, and service opportunities.
  • Oversaw administration and management of all areas of ministry.
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church and managed daily operations.
  • Launched ministry expansion program, resulting in ongoing conversion of former main worship campus into community recreation center.
  • Assisted with organization and implementation of Sunday school activities.
  • Helped to create welcoming environment for visitors and encouraged congregation to offer support.
  • Distributed food and supplies to communities through mutual aid.
  • Led renovation and expansion project, successfully renovating or remodeling existing sanctuary, multipurpose facility and restroom facilities and classrooms.
  • Volunteered at church-sponsored outreach events.
  • Served as mentor to children in church community, offering guidance and support.
  • Interacted with local community, building relationships with civic organizations and other churches.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills while managing multiple projects.
  • Assisted with day-to-day operations, working efficiently and productively with all team members.
  • Established and managed church budget of $500,000per year.
  • Increased church membership by 100%
  • Collaborated with church leadership to plan master calendar of events.
  • Spearheaded $750,000building project to expand seating by 150 and classroom space by 200%.

Pastor

Rocky Mount Bethel Baptist Church
1983.06 - 1988.09
  • Coordinated and spearheaded programs to increase church members' service throughout community.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms, and nursing home services.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling, and prayer.
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons, and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care, and older adult ministry programs.
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship, and service opportunities.
  • Strengthened communication skills through regular interactions with others.

Education

Bachelor of Arts - History

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
12.1988

BBA - Pastor Studies

Luther Rice College And Seminary
Lithonia, GA

Master of Arts - Pastoral Studies

Andersonville Bible College
Andersonville, GA

Skills

  • Spiritual instruction
  • Children's ministry
  • New member assimilation
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Congregational care
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Biblically based
  • Disciple-making
  • Spiritual cultivation
  • Youth ministry
  • Team-building
  • Leadership Development
  • Spiritual Cultivation
  • Officiating
  • Spiritual Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Shepherding
  • Spiritual Instruction
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Preaching
  • Community Service
  • Biblically Based
  • Counseling
  • Youth Ministry
  • Disciple-Making
  • Congregational Care

Affiliations

  • Member of Rockdale County NAACP
  • Chairman of Rockdale County Accountably Court
  • Atlanta Ministers Union
  • Member of Rockdale IMACT
  • Member of Newton County Ministers Union
  • President of Middle Ridge PTO 2012-2016
  • Member of National Baptist Convention USA Inc.
  • Member of General Missionary Baptist Convention
  • 'Lifelong Member of Peeks Chapel Baptist Church
  • License to Preach January 1982
  • Ordained as Minister June 1983
  • Member of 2024 class of Leadership Rockdale


References

Rev. Eric Lee Springfield Baptist Church Conyers

Rev. Nicholas Curry , Peeks Chapel Baptist Church Conyers

Rev Aldren Sadler, Church of New Beginnings,  Conyers

Rev H.K. Benton, Retired Pastor 

All numbers will be given upon reques.

Timeline

Sr. Pastor

Shady Grove Baptist Church Conyers
2012.03 - Current

Sr. Pastor

Trinity Baptist Church
1999.12 - 2011.03

Lead Pastor

New Piney Grove Baptist Church
1988.07 - 1999.11

Pastor

Rocky Mount Bethel Baptist Church
1983.06 - 1988.09

Bachelor of Arts - History

Georgia State University

BBA - Pastor Studies

Luther Rice College And Seminary

Master of Arts - Pastoral Studies

Andersonville Bible College
J.Phillip Baker