While Rod Phillips was at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he began his work in childcare at the All Church Home for Children as their Chaplain/Caseworker for three years.
He completed his Master’s of Theology (MDIV) in December of ’84 while working in this children's ministry. He felt God’s leadership to change from the pastorate to childcare administration.
He moved to the Baptist Children’s Home in Owasso in 1985 as the Assistant Administrator. In 1988 he was selected to serve as the Administrator of our Oklahoma City campus. Rod now serves as Vice President of Operations and Program for OBHC. He feels extremely confident that this is exactly where God continues to direct his servant-hood in His ministry.
In addition to being a licensed, ordained minister, Rod is a deacon and adult Sunday school teacher at Southern Hills Baptist Church. He has a passion for the Lord’s ministry for children and as a young man (late 50's) admits he has much to learn, and he loves to learn about and become involved in new things. In fact, he is a trainer for the D.I.S.C. interpersonal employee management system. He has served on the OK CARE board which is the organization for child care agencies in Oklahoma. He served for eight years on the board of ACCA (Association of Christian Childcare Administrators, formerly Southwestern Association of Executives of Homes for Children). Rod has maintained his appointment on the Child Care Advisory Committee since 1989. This committee is responsible for the review and drafting of all licensing standards for children’s services throughout Oklahoma. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Coalition for Residential Education (CORE). CORE is a nationwide Children’s advocacy organization operating from the DC area.
He has two sons: Jarod completed two tours of Iraq and is attending college in Texas. He was a sergeant in the infantry for the 10th Mountain Division of the Army. Todd is a recent graduate from OSU and is in process of finding a career that fits his interests and abilities. His wife, Donna, is a nurse at the OU Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology Clinic. His home is on the campus at the Baptist Children’s Home.
Rod loves to ride his mountain bike, hunt, or camp with his friends and family. Rod likes to be with people in a variety of settings and is prone to be optimistic and passionate in all the interests in his life.