Keep It Simple


Keep It Simple (2002)

This is a project that some of my friends and fans had been requesting at the time.  It is a no frills recording of some new songs and some favorites.  I recorded the guitar and vocal tracks together and did only minimal editing so that what you hear is about as close as possible to what you would hear in a live setting including fret buzz, vocal flaws and hopefully a lot of heart.   All the songs are originals except for the words to “The Shield” which is taken from Cecil Frances Alexander’s (1818-1895) paraphrase of “The Shield of St. Patrick” which is attributed to Patrick of Ireland.  My hope is that these songs will be spiritually enriching to your life.


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.