Philip De Courcy Bio
Philip De Courcy is the senior pastor of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, California, and speaker on the daily radio program, Know The Truth.
Philip was born in Belfast, Ireland, to Christian parents who loved the Lord. In 1978, at sixteen years old, Philip trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
Growing up in a neighborhood where civil tension was commonplace, many of Philip’s friends became involved in acts of terrorism. As a result, Philip decided to serve as a part-time reserve police officer in the Royal Ulster Constabulary in North Belfast. While some of his comrades were injured and killed during that six-year period, Philip was unharmed. To this day, he believes God used this faith-building season to prepare him for ministry.
Philip had already begun his primary career as an engineer in the aircraft industry when he sensed God’s calling to enter the Irish Baptist College for training in ministry. While attending college, Philip met his life-partner, June, a young girl from Glasgow, Scotland, who was training at the Whitfield College of the Bible in Northern Ireland. Philip and June were married in Scotland, kilt and all, in 1987.
In 1994, burdened by a renewed desire to gain more preparation for ministry, and with the encouragement of his friend, John MacArthur, Philip enrolled in The Master’s Seminary in Santa Clarita, California. His association with The Master’s Seminary continues to this day as he serves as a trustee on the Seminary board.
After shepherding churches in southern California and central Ohio, in 2007 Philip relocated his family to Anaheim Hills, California, to begin his ministry as senior pastor at Kindred Community Church.
The daily radio broadcast, Know The Truth, was launched on March 15, 2010, on three radio stations in southern California. The program features Philip’s Bible teaching and is hosted by broadcast veteran, Wayne Shepherd.
The De Courcy’s have three daughters … Angela, Laura and Beth.