"Pulling up dead roots to plant new life!" Jer 1: 9-10
Reverend Danita R. Phillips, Pastor, Mother, Registered Nurse, Missionary, Poet, and Author, is a native Baltimorean. Pastor Phillips graduated nursing school from Mergenthaler Vocational Technical (MERVO) High School as an LPN at age 17, and then from the New Community College of Baltimore (which is now BCCC) as an RN. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. After accepting her call to preach and to missions, she furthered her studies at Arlington Bible College, Praise Covenant Interdenominational Fellowship (PCIF) Minister's Institute, and the Set the Captives Free Leaders in the Training Experience (LITE) Program. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. It's her desire to be fully equipped to serve and work for Kingdom building.
Pastor Phillips dedicated her life to the Lord in 1976. She started her teaching ministry while serving at her local church in Sunday school and in the young adult ministry, facilitating seminars, and conferences. Having a strong prophetic anointing, she has also preached the Word of God through various retreats, revivals, and prayer breakfasts. Other areas of servanthood over the years include Vacation Bible School Coordinator, Choir Member, and a Leader of Praise and Worship, Singles, and Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Her desire to serve has required Pastor Phillips to continually stand on the Lord's promise that "she is born of God, and therefore overcomes the world" (I John 5:4).
In addition to being an ordained minister of the Gospel, she is most importantly a blood-washed, Holy Spirit filled child-of-God who has committed herself to the cause of Christ. Always having a heart to serve, Pastor Phillips exhorts the congregation to have a servant's heart also. It requires service to reach those who are still spiritually separated from the Lord. She cotinues to respond to her call to "pull up dead roots and plant new life" (Jeremiah 1:9-10). New Life will bring about a total living makeover from the inner to the outer self. For this oppotunity, she says "thank you!"