Interim Pastor

Rev. Paul Phillips

Rev. Paul Phillips has had a conversational relationship with God from childhood. He was born in Tucson and raised in southern California. He received his BA in political science from Whittier College and his MBA from Claremont Graduate University.

Although a friend had admonished him early that he was pastoral material and "didn’t belong in a 3-piece suit," he, in fact, did spend the next twenty-seven years in the environmental, oilfield and banking industries. During this time, he was active in his local Presbyterian church as an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, and Stephen Minister.

It was at Stephen Leader training in the late 1990s that he felt the call to attend seminary and to make pastoral care his fullā€time calling. After graduation from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2005, he served two years in pastoral chaplaincy at two different hospitals in St. Louis. From 2007-2014, he pastored two yoked churches in southeastern Illinois as their Teaching Elder.

Since 2014, Phillips has served as the Teaching Elder Pastor of Care at Valley Presbyterian Church (650 members) in Green Valley, AZ.



Director of Children's Ministry

Shawn Walker

Shawn Walker began working at GSPC in June of 2011. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1990. She has been certified to teach grades 1st – 6th. She attended Howard Community College in Maryland and received her certification in Early Childhood for preschool and Kindergarten in 1993. She has taught Kindergarten in Rhode Island, Maryland, Hawaii and Alabama. She is also employed at Melinda Leigh Performing Arts Center where she teaches all ages ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. She is married to Samuel “Duke” Walker VII who is a retired Captain from the United States Coast Guard. He is currently working for Josten’s Inc. Shawn and her husband have three children.

Director of Youth Ministries

Wendi Perkins

Wendi Perkins, grew up in a Christian family in Mobile, AL. She has been working in children's ministry since her time at Murphy High School. She attended The University of Alabama where she earned a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in Religious Studies in August 2014. Most recently, Wendi was the Children's Events Director at Central Presbyterian Church. She currently spends her weekday mornings teaching 2-year-olds at Westminster Presbyterian Mom's Day Out. She and her husband Henry love spending time with friends, family, and their dog Bo during their free time.




Office / Property Manager  

Lois McNorton

Lois McNorton, a native of Mobile, came to GSPC in August 2015. She has worked in church ministries for over 15 years. Lois has 3 daughters, one of which is currently attending Spring Hill College. 

Seminary Intern

Kathy Saxbury


Kathy holds an Associate’s Degree in Science and worked for ten years as a Medical Assistant before finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and leaving for Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She has been in charge of the youth group at Timnath Presbyterian Church for over a decade as well as spending many of those years teaching Sunday School to youth of all ages. She is also a ruling elder who has spent time serving on the session as well as attending Presbytery meetings and serving as the leader of our Christian Education Committee. 


Director of Hospitality

Barbara Williams

Barbara Yolanda Williams is a Retired (DOS) Director of Sales. Seasoned with 35 years of extensive knowledge & experience in the hospitality industry. Vocal Recording Artist, products available in amazon, cdbaby, youtube… Also a member of Nu Image Gospel Group sponsors of Youth On The Winning Side. Mother of six accomplished individuals. Attended S.D. Bishop State Jr. College. Past board member of the Mobile Convention and Visitors Bureau. A Southern girl in love with serving others!



Director of Food Services

Shelia Smith

Shelia Smith has been a part of the GSPC Family since 1986. She has a love for people and a passion for the ministry here at GSPC.




Assistant Sexton

Marilyn Mills

Marilyn Mills has worked at GSPC since 2011 and in the industry for 15 years. She has been married since 1999, has two daughters and 2 grandchildren. Marilyn enjoys working with others and has a desire to glorify the Lord in all she does.