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Biography of Kent Philpott
Born 1942, Portland, Oregon to Vernon Clymer Philpott and Zoe Marie (Conn) Philpott.
Two brothers, Bruce Wayne and Gary Vernon. Bruce former chief of police of Pasadena, and Gary survived the Vietnam War but was unable to recover from the trauma, PTSD, it is called now.
Four years U.S. Air Force, during Vietnam era, served as a medic with 2nd Casualty Staging Flight during the Vietnam era.
Converted through the preaching of Robert D. Lewis, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fairfield, CA, (SBC). Baptized in 1963.
Ordained on October 2, 1966 at the Excelsior Baptist Church of Byron, California.
Was ordained by the American Baptist Church, USA at Lucas Valley Community Church in San Rafael, California in 1982.
Involved in the Jesus People Movement, 1967-1972.
Senior and co-founder of Church of the Open Door in San Rafael, CA from 1972 to 1980. Developed the Marin Christian Counseling Center and the Christian General (bookstore) in 1970.
Pastor into my fifth decade, 30 years at Miller Avenue Baptist Church of Mill Valley, from 1984 to present.
Weekly television program "The Bible Study", now in its 31st year, channel 26, Fridays 8pm.
Author of many books; senior editor and owner of Earthen Vessel Publishing.
Nine years high school baseball coach in Marin County public schools.
San Quentin volunteer 30 years: 13 years cell to cell ministry; 17 years baseball coach.
Five children, Dawn Doreen LaRue, Grace Marie Reed, Vernon Robert Philpott, Laura Elizabeth Philpott, and Jenna Maree Philpott. There are currently eight grand children, and one great grandchild.