Phillip L. Pointer, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of the Saint Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR. There he resides with his wife Keya and their three children: Gabriela, Phillip, Jr., and Elijah. Some twenty years ago, Pastor Pointer recognized and accepted his call to preach and teach the Word of God. As a minister of the gospel he has dedicated himself to the faithful exposition of the Holy Scriptures. He has served as a Senior Pastor for the last 10 years.
Before coming aboard at Saint Mark, Pastor Pointer served as the Senior Pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. In October 2005, he led the merger between St. John Baptist Church and Providence Baptist Church. This historical consummation formed the Providence St. John Baptist Church. During his tenure there, Pastor Pointer transitioned the traditional congregation to a progressive place of worship. He cultivated a style that was Bible-based and Holy Spirit-guided yet retained the essential historical elements of Baptist polity and beliefs.
Pastor Pointer earned a Master of Divinity Degree with honors from The Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. His emphasis in doctoral study is “Preaching Prophetically in a Postmodern Culture: Communicating with Contemporary Audiences”.
Pastor Pointer is the fourth generation in his family to serve as a Baptist pastor. He is firmly devoted to his family and seeks to model a commitment to family first. Pastor Pointer has a strong passion for leadership development and personal discipleship. He also has a great desire to empower people to both live as God intends and to serve God to their highest capacity. He seeks to accomplish this through meaningful worship, clear teaching, and providing consistent and loving pastoral care.