Philip D. Wilson - Minister of Worship
Since October 2001, I have been blessed to be the Minister of Worship and Education at First Baptist Church Clairemont. I came here after serving at several other churches in California.
My ministry began in 1978 in my home state of Texas. I graduated in 1989 from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas, and then received my Master's Degree from Golden Gate Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California.
I was born and raised in southeast Texas, but today most of my family and relatives live in central Louisiana. I was first introduced to heaven... I mean San Diego during my college years. There I met my wife Kim, a native San Diegan. We married in 1980 and have two children Ricky and Breanne.
Music has always been an important part of my life and is a big part of my ministry. I have been blessed to have my wife serve along side me as an accompanist at the piano since our college days at ETBU. I enjoy directing the adult choir and supervising other musical aspects of the church, such as the summer Kid's choir. In addition to the musical aspect of my ministry, I coordinate educational programs such as weekly Bible studies and our yearly VBS and Summer Sports Camp. A special joy is directing our Awana program, which is a Bible club for children that meets weekly during the school year. I enjoy being involved in the total ministry of our church as I want to reach others with the Good News of Christ. I've been tremendously blessed to do that with our wonderful church family here at FBC Clairemont
I love God's creation and my choice of hobbies reflect that love. I enjoy being out in nature where I can observe the wonders of plants and wildlife. I am a "collector" just like our Pastor! I collect rock, marbles, old coins, antiques, and miniatures. When given the opportunity, I like to; hunt, fish, bowl, play pocket billiards (pool), garden and golf. I enjoy spending time with my family at home, on the road traveling, or outside at the campsite!