Hello, my given name is Roderick Alan Linden Phillips, but most people call me Rod – I’m the one on the left!
I live in Hayward, California and previously served as Senior Pastor at Castro Valley First Baptist Church. In February of 2010 I resigned that post and am presently praying and considering where God would have me serve next.
I am called as a Pastor/Teacher and have given my all through the years to be faithful to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, the shepherding of God’s people and leading of God’s flock through His Word toward greater growth in Christlikeness and effectiveness in using their spiritual gifts for the building of God’s Kingdom.
I am committed to…
- Glorifying God as a worshipper
- Serving Christ as a believer
- Exercising my gifts as a Pastor/Teacher
- Helping others as a neighbor/counselor
- Loving my wife as a husband
- Shaping my children as a father
I also emphasize…
- A Reformed Soteriology
- Expository Preaching/Teaching
- Biblical Counseling
- Progressive Sanctification
- The Church being God’s church
I hope that one day as people look back on my life that they can say…
“He was a faithful expositor of God’s Word who smelled like sheep.”