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Pastor Appreciation Month [Pastor Phillip]

Pastor Phillip O’Reilly


Pastor Phillip – fearless leader, sufferer of Caucasian rhythm disorder, and people person – answers 21 questions about life, love, food, and hypothetical situations.

On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now? Oh a 10+. Because it’s today, my favorite day!  

What’s the weirdest word in the English language? Weirdest? Probably the word weird. It’s just…weird.

What’s your spirit animal? Why? It has to be a horse. The Greek meaning of Phillip is ‘lover of horses’ so it would definitely be a horse. 

Three people alive or dead that you’d like to have dinner with? The Apostle Paul for sure. I’d also like to visit with Mary who sat at the feet of Jesus. And Aquila and Priscilla. 

What would be the title of your autobiography? Hahaha…Secretly Famous: I Almost Made It.


What’s the second best thing that’s happened to you ever? Being baptized in the Holy Spirit.

What is your Enneagram number? I’ve been told I am a 2, but I don’t know.

Lebron or Kobe? Neither. But I do like sports. My favorite player would be Pistol Pete Maravich. He was a legend. He was doing no look passes way back when. He still holds a record, and he had an average of 44 points a game before the 3-point shot was even around.

What’s one skill you wish you had? Why? I wish I had rhythm.Then I could dance and play an instrument and everything. 

If you could live in any era, what would it be? The New Heaven and the New Earth. I can’t wait for that.

What can make you laugh no matter what? A good joke. Any good joke will make me laugh. 

Best advice for your 19 year old self? Probably…’it’s gonna work out’.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Oh man. Too much Mexican food. Chips and salsa and chips and salsa. My favorite Mexican place is probably Margaritas here in Kansas City.

What is the theme song for your life right now? This Is How I Fight My Battles..Surrounded. 

What’s one thing you need to have in your fridge at any given time? Food. Hahaha if it’s only one thing..I would have to say hot sauce. Any kind of hot sauce. Ideally, Otis’s homemade hot sauce. 

What surprises you most about people? Two things: their faithfulness and their unfaithfulness.

Pineapple on pizza? NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. Never. Not here not now not ever.

If you had one superpower, what would it be? Miraculous healing. So I could heal others.

If you had to switch closets with another staff member, who would it be? Well it would be my son. But I couldn’t fit into anything so.

Describe yourself in 3 words. Fun-loving, passionate, energetic.

What are the top 3 things on your bucket list? I’d like to scuba dive. I’d also like to go deep sea fishing. And if I could go on a cattle drive that would be awesome. Like on a horse, a big long cattle drive. I could be my inner cowboy..with chaps. That would be awesome.