St. Aug​us​tine's Episcopal Church

The Church at the Crossroads

Our Mission Statement

As Followers of the risen Christ, we proclaim ourselves to be a crossroads where worship and service meet.  Guided by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to know and proclaim Christ, sharing the love of God through worship, education, service, and fellowship.

Upcoming Events

Weekly Mass

We hold weekly mass on Sunday mornings at 9 am. We invite all to attend - young and young at heart.  Immediately after mass, we invite you and your family to join us for coffee and pastries.

Dr. Val Jeanne Phillips - Organist at St. Augustine's 

We are proud to have nominated Dr. Val  for the Diocese of Louisiana ECW Recognition of Outstanding Church-persons.

Reasons for Dr. Val's nomination:

For over 50 years, Dr. Val has served as organist and choirmaster in numerous churches, first in Midwestern United States and then in the Baton Rouge area. She is currently working at St. Augustine, Central, Louisiana and has done so faithfully since 2004. While at St. Augustine, she has organized and directed six annual Advent Choral Evensong Services at St. Alban's Chapel, LSU (2006-2012). 

In December, 2016, she organized a Choral Evensong service with the Denham Springs High School a cappella choir and their director.

Through the 13 years at St. Augustine, Dr. Val has often arranged and directed special seasonal music using professional musicians and vocalists from within the Baton Rouge community.

From 2008-2012, Dr. Val attended the two week Duncan Gray Conference on church music and liturgy .

Overall, this nominee has seen her church music as a calling that she has continued to enrich through education, service, and dependability.

Biographical Details:

  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance, LSU, 1997. 
  •  Two Master of Music degrees, Illinois and Indiana, 1976 and 1987. 
  •  Member professional organ organizations and attended numerous continuing education workshops in United States and abroad.
  • Music in public schools from 1964-1985.
  • Church organist/choirmaster beginning in 1966. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge-1996-2004. 
  •  Assistant Organist, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church, Baton Rouge-1990-2004.