Philippi Christian Church
17276 General Puller Highway,
Philippi Christian Church was founded in 1871 and served the local community of watermen, boat builders, local business folks, and farmers for almost a hundred years, at which point many new people began to move into Middlesex County in pursuit of vacation and retirement pastimes. Philippi has welcomed this growing new community with warmth and love while at the same time preserving the great traditions of the Christian Church.
Rev. June E. Haislip pastor
Philippi Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Rev. Haislip is a native of eastern North Carolina. She has been a part of the Christian Church her entire life. She was graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following two years of teaching, she attended Lexington Theological Seminary as a recipient of the Bear Grass Honors Fellowship, which is awarded annually by the Bear Grass Christian Church in Louisville, Ky.
Rev. Haislip has served congregations in four regions as associate minister and as pastor. She has been active in summer camps and conferences, and has held elective offices in district, area and regional organizations. She has served two terms as president of the Central District of the Christian Church in North Carolina.
Rev. Haislip holds a special interest in Christian unity as indicated by simultaneously serving as president of the Owensboro (Ky.) Ministerial Association and the Daviess County (Ky.) chapter of Church Women United.