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Dr. Austin L. Phillips is an alumnus of the University of North Texas, a graduate of Trinity College (B.A.) and Luther Rice Seminary (M.Div and D.Min). He has served as pastor, high school teacher, Bible school professor, and Vice Chancellor of Bethany Seminary. In ministry for over 45 years, he has founded G.U.A.R.D. Inc. (Group Unity and Responsible Discipleship), a non-profit organization for building believers up in the most holy faith, developed the G.R.O.W.T.H. plan (God Reaching Out With These Hands), and P.R.A.I.S.E. (Prayer, Repentance, Appropriation, Intercession, Supplication, and Intercession for uniting local churches in prayer through partners and teams. Dr. Phillips has also maintained daily radio broadcasts for years through “The Way to the Kingdom Broadcast” and the “Straight to the Heart” broadcast. He is present semi-retired and residing in Dothan, Alabama, but preaches three times a week and writes devotional commentaries as well as daily blogs for, and occasional articles for and

Areas of Service:

  • Senior Pastor