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City of Praise
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Ministry Declaration:
I am a part of the Body of Christ, with Jesus blood, He paid the price. I will grow if I will change, A change I vow, a change I make. Give my heart, my soul, my strength, City of Praise to God my king.

Bishop Terry L. Phillips and
First Lady Catrell Phillips

Bishop Terry L. Phillips


        A native of Catawba, NC, Bishop Phillips was born to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd and Pauline Phillips.


        The eleventh of twelve children, Bishop Phillips was raised by Mr. Floyd and Jeanette Phillips.


        Husband to 1st Lady Catrell M. Phillips of Georgetown, SC.


        Graduate of Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC - 1992 Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration.


        Ordained Elder on November 17, 1991 - Winston-Salem, NC and the former District Elder of the NC district of the Greater Churches of Deliverance, Inc.


        Began Pastorate October 1993 in Newton, NC.


        Consecrated to the Bishopric October 10,1999 - Winston-Salem, NC.


        Founder and Senior Pastor of Hope Cathedral Word of Life Ministries, Inc. Newton, NC where the Lord is perfecting and exploding the ministry and winning the lost back to Christ.


Education Pursuit:

    Presently, duly pursuing a degree in A.A. Physical Education and a Master's Teaching Certificate from Appalachian State University, Spring 2005 graduate.

    Will begin MDiv in Theology program, Fall 2005 at Reform Theological Seminary. Aim to obtain a PhD in Theology following the completion of MDiv program.


Call to the Ministry:  offer hope and direction to the lost and deprived, and inspire others to gain and recover all for Christ!!!


Personal Theme:  Psalm 16:11 - Thy will show me the path of life; in his presence is the fullness of joy and at his right hand are pleasures for evermore.


City Of Praise
201 East D Street
Newton, NC 28658

Phone: (828) 466-0096
Fax: (800) 555-1212