Demetrese D. Phillips, D.Min.                                

Reverend Demetrese D. Phillips, D.Min.,

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Cor. 5:20 (NASB)

Reverend Dr. Demetrese D. Phillips accepted “the call” to preach the good news of Jesus Christ in 1996.  His first sermon was entitled “About My Father’s Business” taken from Luke 2:49. Rev. Phillips was ordained an Itinerant Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1999 and an Itinerant Elder in 2001.  Since his call, Dr. Phillips has pastured numerous Methodist churches to include the following.1997-1999 Lewis Chapel (Buckatunna, MS), 1999 2000 Allen Chapel (Meridian MS), and 2000-2005 Ebenezer (Yazoo County).

In 2005 Dr. Phillips was assigned to Mary Springhill A.M.E. Church in Shreveport, LA. Where he was stationed for 13 years. Dr. Phillips was appointed to the Greater Allen Chapel AME Church Baton Rouge, LA. While there new ministries were implemented, a non-profit Community Outreach and People Empowerment (COPE) was created, new cooperate partnerships were formed and strengthen community involvement.

On November 17, 2019 Dr. Phillips was appointed the 48th Pastor of the Historic St. James AME Church.

Dr. Phillips is a graduate of Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, MS with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Education, a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas a Master of Divinity Degree from Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Phillips has served on several boards within the Methodist Church and currently is a member of the Louisiana Conference Board of Examiners and a member of the General Board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

He is a member of the following Organizations: NAACP, Prince Hall Affiliated Free and Accepted Masons and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Dr. Phillips passion is ministering the liberating Gospel of Jesus Christ. Dr. Phillips labor in ministry to fulfill the mission of Christ by preaching reconciliation of the sinner, economic development, contemporary social issues, compassion for humanity and faith in the power of God.

He is Married to Mrs. Chandra Monette Phillips and together they have one son, Demetrese D. Phillips II.