Local pastor and church founder retiring


Jarvis Philpot has dedicated his life to helping others: serving a total of six churches over 71 years, founding Round Mountain Baptist Church in Leander and becoming involved in communities across Texas. After 27 years pastoring at Round Mountain, Philpot will retire at 96 years of age. 

A 1951 graduate of Baylor, Philpot has preached revivals across the state, established and built churches and shepherded many people to faith in Christianity.

A retirement celebration will be held at Round Mountain Baptist Church, 14500 Round Mountain Road, Leander, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30. A luncheon will follow. All are invited to attend. 

Many of Philpot’s sermons have been recorded and may be viewed on the church's website,