Elder Philip Palmer


Biographical Sketch for Elder Philip Palmer

Elder Philip Palmer is a graduate of Oakwood College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, and Double Major in Accounting and Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the University of Phoenix where he obtained a Master of Business Administration Degree.  
He has served most of his employment life in denominational work. He served in various accounting positions at South Central Conference for 16 years and then continued to serve as their Treasurer/CFO for approximately 10 years.After a brief time working for the State of Tennessee, Philip transitioned to Dallas, Texas to serve as Senior Accountant for Southwest Region Conference for two years. In 2015, he was elected to serve as Treasurer/CFO for Southwest Region Conference, where he continues to serve to this day.

Philip is happily married to his wife of 35 years, Ingrid B. Harrell, a registered nurse.

Treasury Team


Associate Treasurer, Conference Accounting/Risk Management

Administrative Assistant

Please watch the following video for a special message from our SWRGC Treasurer, Philip Palmer

Visit our Stewardship page for more information about online giving.

In general, the Treasury Department oversees finances for Conference office and the field, which includes auditing, insurance & loss control, transportation, the Southwest Region Conference Association, conference office workroom, conference office receptionist / switchboard operator, and the finances for the conference office, including payroll for office employees, pastors, and teachers. It is also the umbrella for services such as parsonage maintenance.

Online Giving is now available here at Southwest Region. See Online Giving for more information.

The Planned Giving and Trust Services are also a responsibility of the Treasury Department.