We welcome the Reverend Mr. Philip Simcosky as our Interim Pastor this week. He will have office hours on Monday and Wednesday and will always be available to the congregation in case of an emergency.
Pastor Phil moved back to Missouri a year ago last January after retiring from the East Naples Baptist Church of Naples, Florida where he had been since June of 2007. He had previously served several churches in Missouri and one in Illinois. Phil was born in Independence, Missouri and graduated from Wm. Chrisman High School. He went on to attend MU and graduate from Wm Jewell College with a degree in Music Education. He earned an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Seminary and was ordained by is first church in 1979. He has taught at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Diploma Program, served on the board of the Naples Rotary Club, taught a young married Sunday school class, participated in writing The Quest for Beacon Hill Press and preached at revivals in Arizona, Missouri and Texas,
He and his wife, Julie, have two sons (Jonathan and Joshua married to Alex) and two granddaughters. Julie is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a chaplain for Marketplace Ministries and a licensed funeral director. Julie is interested in women’s ministries and enjoys mentoring other women in their faith walk.