Pastor Phil Keller began to see the Lord calling him to ministry as a teenager, but in 2003, amongst a few diagnoses of diseases, he sensed the Lord calling him to serve full-time. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Luther Rice University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Global Ministry Design from Moody Bible Institute. He was a youth pastor for just over seven years before he became the pastor of Central Baptist Church in March of 2013. He is also the president of Central Baptist Academy and the middle school Bible teacher.


Pastor Phil married his wife, Jamie, in 1998. They have two daughters, Grace (2002) and Olivia (2004). Pastor Phil’s hobbies include hiking, eating his favorite food, pizza, and watching the disc golf pro tour on YouTube. Though he can be heard saying every song is his favorite song, his truly favorite hymn is “At Calvary.”