Bob L. Phillips

May 21, 1947April 20, 2017

Bob L. Phillips, 69, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Bob was born May 21, 1947, in Owensboro, Kentucky to Harold and Nancy (Harrison) Phillips. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1970, and went on to graduate from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY with a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology.

Bob was in ministry for over 40 years. Together with David Wilkerson, he was pastor of Times Square Church in New York City. Bob is a published author and ran a radio ministry, Come Up Higher, for five years. He served as Head of Pastoral Ministries and Chairman of the Board of Brownsville School of Revival in Pensacola, Florida. He was Pastor at Encourager Church in Houston, Texas for 14 years. Bob was a founding member and Senior Editor for Kairos Journal, a website dedicated to encouraging and emboldening pastors, since 2002. The Journal has supplied all of the ancillary materials for the NIV Unapologetic Study Bible, which will be published by Thomas Nelson in September 2017. He most recently served as the Director of the Academy for Cultural Transformation and as one of the teaching pastors at Heartland Church in Ankeny, Iowa. Bob loved people and gave generously of himself to others. His friends and family enjoyed his smile, humor, kindness and caring spirit. Those that know him know of his love of the Word of God and his love of the Lord.

Bob was married to his wife Sherry for 34 years. He loved her greatly. Bob loved his children, Nicole and Andrew, so very much, and he found great joy in always being there for them, spending time with them, and blessing them in any way he could.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sherry; children: Nicole Phillips of Houston, TX and Andrew Phillips of San Diego, CA; one brother, Ron (Beatrice) Phillips of Owensboro, KY; and one aunt, Jean (Martha) Evans of Greensburg, KY.

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at James H. Davis Funeral Home (3009 Frederica St. Owensboro, KY 42301). Additional services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017, at New Life Church (10800 Hammerly Blvd. Houston, TX 77043).

Memorials may be made to Heartland Church (P.O. Box 1024 Ankeny, IA 50021).


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 22, 2017


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Roni Weiss

June 4, 2017

Pastor Bob was a great help to myself and a group of 30 people who attended Times Square Church in the 90's. We left a cult and his counseling helped set us free from the bondage we were in. So thankful for him and thankful he is now in the presence of Jesus, our beloved Savior and Lord. It is always such a comfort to know that we will see him again soon - Jesus is coming soon.

John Bissessar

May 29, 2017

I wish he had been able to read my first book published & dedicated to him in March 2017... "The Seasons of Time" ( )... Pastor Bob L. Phillips inspired me to write it after fascinating me many years ago when he preached a message entitled "Follow Me" at TSC...

marie Belle

May 2, 2017

I thank GOD for Pastor BOB Phillips. I thank GOD for the words of he preached that were life changing. In Times Square Church where he served as one of the pastors many years ago.. we always look forward to listen to his preaching and we would stay whole day in church because of our excitement and anticipation to hear more from GOD through his preaching. It is my prayer for the family that you will experience the comforting PRESENCE of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY knowing that he is now in the embrace of the LORD and I do believe GOD said to him among the saints.. " Well done, good and faithful servant!"

Bob and Char Campain

April 30, 2017

Our hearts ache for the pain of the loss you and your family are suffering now, Ron. We would love to have met your brother Bob, obviously a man who walked with and served the Lord, as you and Beatrice do. May God love and comfort you all with His special grace.

Patrick Keown

April 26, 2017

Pastor Bob Phillips played a major role in helping many understand the importance of the blood of Jesus! Thank you for encouraging me to walk closely with the lord while at Brownsville.
Rev.Patrick Keown, Passion church
Anderson , South Carolina

Gwynda Litherland

April 24, 2017

Ron and Beatrice you are in my prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.

Gwyn Litherland

April 24, 2017

God Bless and give you Peace,may he wrap his loving arms around you at this time of need.May God give you the strength and comfort you need to get through this.-Kathy Davenport[Owensboro,Ky]

April 24, 2017

Prayers with you and your family Ron, may God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and give you the strength and comfort you need to get through this difficult time. Ron, your family here at Hillcrest has you in our thoughts and prayers. "Another Angel Gained His WIngs"
Pam Bartimus (Owensboro, Kentucky)

Krystal Kinison

April 24, 2017

Keeping your family in our prayers Ron and Beatrice Phillips

April 23, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this great time of need and reflection. -Lisa Wheatley and Family