Brian Phipps serves as the Next Steps pastor at Westside Family Church in Lenexa, KS, bringing strong leadership and investments in championing the spiritual growth of that congregation. Brian is experienced as a church planter, senior pastor, and discipleship and small groups pastor. He received his B.A. in religion from the University of South Carolina, and a Masters of Divinity and M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He and his wife, Carol, have been married since 1994 and have three amazing kids, Hannah, Sammy, and Caleb. Brian loves to hang out with his family and friends, play golf, fish, and play Texas Hold-Em’, and he enjoys classic rock. Brian’s passion is to empower every Christ follower to discover, develop, and optimize their character and calling in order to make the biggest IMPACT on the world for Christ.
As you lead in children and family ministry, it's crucial to be self-aware and to keep asking yourself questions that will help you stay on course. We often talk about having an accountability partner and that is a great thing. But it's also just as important to keep yourself in check.