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Worship and music minister

Philip John de Vries, worship and music minister. Certified teacher, Massachusetts.


Vries, Philip John de was born on September 19, 1947 in Sutton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Nicholas and Jennie (Haringa) De Vries.


Bachelor, Barrington College, 1963. Bachelor of Music, Westminster Choir College, 1968. Certified in opera theater, Temple University, 1977.


Minister music, 1st Reformed Church, Xenia, Ohio., 1968-1970;developer department music, Delaware County Christian School, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 1970-1977;minister music, 1st Baptist Church, Newtown Square, 1981-1983;minister music, Evangelical Covenant Church, Buffalo, Minnesota, 1984-1988;minister music and worship, Chelten Baptist Church, Dresher, Pennsylvania, since 1988;executive director, Accent Ministries, Ambler, Pennsylvania, since 1989. Concert tour director Delaware County Christian School, 1971-1977. Freelance oratorio tenor Greater Philadelphia Church and Colls.

Association, 1974-1988. Owner, performer Indiana Sacred Concert Ministry, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1977-1984. Adjudicator Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association, 1976-1982, Philadelphia College Bible Scholarships, Langhorn, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989.

Chorus manager Sandi Patti Tours, 1990-1991.


  • Certified teacher, Massachusetts.


Founder, director Phil de Vries & Children of Truth Singers, West Chester, 1973-1979, Accent Museum Drama Ministries, Dresler, Pennsylvania, since 1988. Soloist, assistant director American Youth Chamber Orchestra and Singers, England and Scotland, 1976. Leading tenor Berks Grand Opera, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1976-1983.

Museum director Chester County Christian Chorale, 1980-1984. Member Christian Instrumental Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild English Handbell Ringers.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: furniture building, bicycling, hiking.


Married Elizabeth Daniels. Children: Sharyn Lee, Thomas Michael Philip.

Nicholas Vries

Jennie (Haringa) De Vries

Elizabeth Daniels

Sharyn Lee Vries

Thomas Michael Philip Vries