Dr. Phil Wilkes, Senior Pastor
As Pastor my desire is to see individuals come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and to grow in relationship with the Lord. There is no greater decision than to trust your life to Jesus Christ. He is the author of life. It’s my privilege to help individuals in this journey of faith.
I graduated from Georgia Tech (go Yellow Jackets!) and earned both a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I met my wife Sue while attending Southern Seminary and we were married in 1984. God has richly blessed us with two grown sons.
I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling to new places, watching the Andy Griffith Show and collecting baseball cards.
Dr. Keith Wilcox, Minister of Music & Worship
As Minister of Music, my goal is to lead this congregation in praise and worship that is due only to our Father, and our Lord and Savior. Psalms gives us the directions as how to worship God: “Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Whether it is through lending your voice during the time of congregational singing, meditating on the words that the choir sings, or what the instruments play, all are acts of worship.
I am a native of Missouri, where I graduated from what is now the University of Central Missouri (go Mules!), with a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Arts degree. Upon graduation I taught music in both a public school (in Missouri), and a church school (in Florida). It was while teaching at the later that the Lord called me into music ministry. Previous to coming to New Colony I have ministered in churches in Florida, Illinois, Arizona, Texas, and most recently in South Carolina.In between my time of ministering in Illinois and Arizona I did take the time to obtain my Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). I am greatly blessed to be living with my mother, Emily, in Tewksbury.
Some of the things that I enjoy doing the most are listening to classical music or jazz (besides Christian music), traveling (I have been in 45 of the 50 states, and 16 foreign countries), reading – especially anything about the Bible, history, music, fine arts, architecture, archeology, and Tolkien , antiquing, and genealogy. I also love watching a lot of the programs on PBS (thank you, WGBH), and HGTV. Living here is finally going to allow me to enjoy many of the things I love to do without having to go very far to do them.
As secretary, I enjoy being a support system to the pastors, deacons, and rest of the congregation; to continue to organize and grow the church for the glory of God. I was born and raised in Texas and went to undergrad in Northwest Arkansas at John Brown University where I met my husband and earned a Bachelor’s degree in youth ministry. My husband and I moved up to the New England area in the fall of 2017 for my husband’s position at Grace Chapel in Lexington. While I am very cold, we are enjoying New England.
I enjoy time cuddling with our cat over a nice cup of coffee or reading a good book. On adventurous days my husband and I enjoy exploring new little towns in the area or taking long walks.