aLIVE Album


aLIVE Album (2006)

I decided to call this the “aLIVE album” for three reasons: First, It’s great to be aLIVE in Christ Jesus! Second, this started with a LIVE recording at a small coffee house in San Antonio, TX. Third, I am hoping to add a few new songs to this recording throughout the coming year and archive some other songs on this web site which will make this a growing and changing project (kind of like my own life). For anyone who might be interested, I am playing a J.R. McClellan guitar which was built by my friend “Rod” McClellan (thank you Rod!). You can check out his web site at


Who is Phillip Telfer? What is the core of my identity? I’m a child of God and a disciple of Jesus Christ. What you do is not as important as who you are. But in case you’re wondering about what I do, here you go…

Husband & Father: Mary and I have been married for 32 years and blessed with 4 children, one fantastic son-in-law, and three precious grandchildren.

Minister: I serve as a pastor by day (and night) and I’m the founder and director of the nonprofit ministry Media Talk 101

Coffee Nut: When I’m not serving the flock, I’m serving good, home roasted coffee to family and friends.

Woodworker: Another hobby that has “turned” into a small family business is woodturning. Working with wood a little bit each week keeps me sane in this big world of personalities.

Film Festival Director: Since that didn’t seem like enough on my plate I also started the annual Christian Worldview Film Festival and Filmmakers Guild.

Author: When there’s time to spare, I love to take  a Pilot G2 gel pen and a pad of paper and write! I used to pour a lot of creative writing energy into music, and now that has shifted to the fun of writing a novel.

Musician: I got my start in ministry as a singer/songwriter. It’s been over a decade since I last recorded any music but be on the lookout for new music in 2023 on your favorite streaming service.