The Reverend Jerry Phillips

Jerry Phillips grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, where he preached his first sermon at age

seventeen. After majoring in Bible and graduating from Florida Christian College, a Church of

Christ establishment, he served the Lord in that tradition until embracing the Anglican Communion in 1987. 

After earning additional degrees at LSU (English) and Washington

University (Education), he combined pastoral duties with a teaching career in both high school

and college settings. He was ordained into the Sacred Order of Priests by Bishop Charles

Jenkins in 2006. He has worked with Episcopal parishes in Gonzales, Rosedale, Kenner, and

now Central. Since December of 2017, he has also worked as chaplain for St. James Place

Retirement Center in Baton Rouge, where the residents call him Father Jerry. 

He brings to St. Augustine’s a simple, trusting faith and strong commitment to discipleship. The father of three

children and four grandchildren, Father Jerry expects to be a great grandfather in September.

Photos will be forthcoming. He is especially uplifted by his reception at St. Augustine’s and

looks forward to a long and fruitful bond with the members of this church family.