Abba’s House Welcomes New Lead Pastor On Sunday

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The staff and membership at Abba’s House will begin a new season on Sunday, as they welcome Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Jr. to the pulpit for his first Sunday as lead pastor, assuming the role his father, Dr.

Ron Phillips, held for nearly 40 years.

A native of Chattanooga, Pastor Ronnie has been a part of Abba's House since he was born, and has served the church full-time since 2007 in many capacities, including senior associate pastor. He also served as interim pastor at Truth Tabernacle in Stone Mountain, Ga. He is committed to loving people, preaching the inerrant and infallible word of God, living a lifestyle of grace, and serving the city of Chattanooga and the people of Abba's House. 

Pastor Ronnie holds a bachelor's degree in Theology and a Master of Ministry degree in Biblical studies. He graduated with his Doctor of Ministry degree from Covington Theological Seminary in 2015, and has preached regularly at Abba's House for several years. With a call to spread the Good News of God’s love to the nations of the world, he has led crusades in Guatemala, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and in states across the Southeast for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He and his father co-authored the book “The Power of Agreement”, a message of unity that has been the catalyst of restoration for several churches and ministries. He serves on the Executive Board of Houses of Hope International, which manages thirty-one orphanages around the world.

Pastor Ronnie serves on several local boards in the city, and ministered to children on a weekly basis for eleven years as the former VP of the Hixson Youth Athletic Association and chaplain for the Hixson High School football team (2010). He served at UNUM Corporation for seven years prior to officially joining the leadership team at Abba's House. His wife, Kelly, is an executive with Cigna Healthcare, and their number one ministry is their three boys, Trey, Reid, and Ryce.

Pastor Ronnie and Kelly have a passion for people --- from the successful and satisfied, to the homeless, hurting, and heartbroken. They long for Abba's House to be a place of grace and restoration… a place that models love, fosters freedom, and cultivates purpose. They are thankful for their heritage and are excited about the future of Abba's House.

All are welcome and the public is invited to attend. Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Abba’s House is at 5208 Hixson Pike, just north of Northgate Mall. Visit for more information.

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