John Phillips has been a staple of Gospel loving families for 60+ years. Starting out as part of the husband and wife team of John and Vermya Phillips, the couple set out to bless families across the country, with “Moments of Decision”. Bringing their audience the very best and latest of the Gospel music continuum, along with good and golden classics, was the pride, pleasure and passion of this loving Christ filled couple. In 2004, Vermya was called home by the Lord after 53 wonderful years on the radio together. John continues the high standards and proud tradition he established along with his wife. Even today, dedicated listeners of “Moments of Decision” are assured the very best in Gospel music. Emphatically listeners are reminded by John, that God Loves them and so does he.
Dedicated to the loving and precious memory,
of my wife, friend and partner;
John began Gospel Announcing (1950)
John and Vermya started Announcing at KTYM as a husband and wife team (March 2, 1958 to 1965)
KKGO 105. 1 (1970-1985)
In 1985 they returned to KTYM as John has been on the radio a blessed sixty (60) years. To this date, he continues to play Gospel Music, making Gospel announcements, and offering Moments of Decision; ALL BY J & V Promotions.
John and Vermya were inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Detroit, Michigan; David Gough, Chairman, in the year 2000.
John was awarded the Mahalia Jackson Award by the Black Business Expo in September 2007 in Los Angeles, CA.
John was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame on November 4, 2007 in Akron, Ohio.
John holds a First Class, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadcasting license.
John also has an AA Degree in Broadcasting Engineering, Public Speaking, Journalism, Tele-prompters and News Reporting from the Don Martin School of Broadcasting – Hollywood, CA.
John attended Trade Technical College – Los Angeles, CA
Vermya attained a Third Class, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadcasting license.
Vermya also received both her Bachelors from Paul Quinn College – Waco, Texas and her Masters Degrees in Education, San Francisco State College.
In the Service of God:
John & Vermya were members of the Gospel Music Workshop of America, for thirty-three (33) years together. John continues to be an active member.
Both were inducted in the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame Museum in October of 2000.
John – Sgt. At Arms 30 years at G. M. W. A. – Gospel Announcers Guild (G.A.G)
John – Sound Engineer at Trinity Baptist Church
John – Deacon at Trinity Baptist Church
Vermya – Regional Secretary – 25 Years at G. M. W. A. – Gospel Announcers Guild (G.A.G)
Vermya – Deaconess at Trinity Baptist Church
Vermya – Choir Member at Trinity Baptist Church
Vermya recorded 3 albums & 6 (45 singles) all produced by John Phillips.
John & Vermya Announcers
Spinning Records for you
Some Old Some New!
1. August 2013′
2. New Years 2012′
3. May 2009′
4. Black History Month 2009′
5. Jan 11-2014
6. Jan 18-2014 Part 1
7. Jan 18-2014 Part 2
8. Feb 1-2014
9. Feb 8-2014
10. Feb 15-2014
11. Feb 22-2014 Part 1
12. Feb 22-2014 Part 2
13. Feb 22-2014 Part 3
14. May 10-2014