Pastor Phil grew up in the small town of Wautoma in Wisconsin. Sensing God's call to Pastoral Ministry, he attended North Central University. It was there that he met his wonderful wife, Tammie, who grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin. They have served in churches in Wisconsin, Florida, and Minnesota. They were blessed with their daughter, Lexie, when the were in Minnesota.
In May of 2000, they began their ministry in Seymour. Pastor Phil and Tammie enjoy being together with their friends and participating in community and school activities.