Former Alabama Baptist pastor, DOM dies — Jacob (Jake) S. Phillipscomment (0)
May 8, 2014
Jacob (Jake) S. Phillips, a former Alabama Baptist pastor and director of missions (DOM) for both Covington and Conecuh Baptist associations, died April 25. He was 94.
A native of Granite Falls, N.C., Phillips served in the U.S. Army in World War II as an automatic rifleman with the 114th Infantry, Company F, from Sept. 1, 1944, to April 19, 1946. He was awarded the American Theater Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign (EAME) Service Medal with two bronze service stars and a World War II victory medal.
Phillips served as associate pastor for Southside Baptist Church, Monroeville, early in his ministry. From 1960 to 1964, he served as DOM for Conecuh Association. He then served as DOM for Covington Association from 1964 to 1984 and, during his tenure, was elected president of the Alabama Baptist Conference of Directors of Missions. At one point during his years as a member of West Highland Baptist Church, Andalusia, from 1964 to 1995, he also served that church as interim pastor.
Phillips resigned as DOM of Covington Association in June 1984 to retire, but he continued to do interim work in Alabama. He moved to Florida in 1995 where he also did interim work and taught the men’s Bible class at First Baptist Church, Madison, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 57 years, Edna.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Judy; one daughter; two stepsons; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.