Meet the pastors
At Olive Branch Fellowship, we are led by Revs. Alisha and Corey Phillips, who are called as Co-Pastors, each with a distinct call to ministry and individual ordination. Alisha and Corey have been happily married since 2010 and have 2 daughters, Eden and Winnie.
They came to OBF and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship through a long journey spanning multiples years, churches, and denominations as they looked for where God would have them serve. This journey gave them a very ecumenical mindset and a desire to create a space for those who lack a spiritual home.
Corey was ordained and called as associate pastor at OBF in 2017. He is a lifelong resident of Desoto County and the Memphis area. He received his Bachelor’s from the University of Mississippi in 2012 and received his Master’s in Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2017. At MTS, Corey enjoyed learning alongside and from scholars from all denominations and walks of life. Along with his work in the church, Corey is an Instructional Technologist at Rhodes College in Memphis. In his free time, Corey enjoys playing board games with Alisha and the girls and making sure their dog, Zoe, has her minimum recommended number of belly rubs.
Alisha was ordained when she was called to co-pastor in 2018. Her experience in ministry started long before that, however. She has been preaching since high school, along with leading youth ministries and women’s ministries in a number of different church environments. She’s currently working on her Bachelor’s from the University of Mississippi with a focus on secondary education. Alisha can almost always be seen with either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and she is always up for a good conversation with topics ranging from theology to 90s rap music.