MEET KIP.

Kip is the Lead pastor and founder of Emmaus Church. He is a committed follower of Christ who's passionate about his family; and he's as normal as your next-door neighbour (but only if that's a good thing).

Pastor of Emmaus Church in Burlington. Kip Philp

// THE EARLY YEARS

Kip Philp was born in North Bay, Ontario, where he lived until he was 10 years old, at which time his family moved to Holland Landing, Ontario, a small community North of Newmarket. He spent much of his teenage years addicted to drugs and alcohol. Kip accepted Jesus at the age of 17, following a near-death experience with drugs, and he has never looked back!

Kip has been in full-time ministry since 1993. During this time he has pastored in 5 different churches, and served in a wide variety of ministries. These experiences have given him a well-rounded view of overall church ministry and operation. His passion is to see lives transformed one step at a time as people learn to walk with Jesus in the real world.

// A NEW BEGINNING

// TODAY

Kip is the founding pastor of Emmaus Church in Burlington, ON. He believes that church should be practical, creative, fun and exciting; as the most important message deserves the most dynamic presentation. He strives to make church a place that’s not only for church people, but also for anyone who wants to seek God (regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey). 

Kip and his wife Shanni have 3 amazing children: 2 sons, Tanner and Seth, and one daughter, Kaylie.