Board Vice President
Phil was born and raised in Illinois. He comes from a family of five boys, one girl and two parents who loved God. Music was always a big part of his life and he was tutored to use music as a tool of communication. A musical scholarship started Phil in a career of singing and he studied at Southern Illinois University, as well as, Akron University in Ohio. The first years of his musical career were spent as a member of top named gospel groups; The Jr. Blackwood Brothers and The Couriers. In 1970 Phil began concerts as a soloist and earned a well-recognized name throughout the church world.
Phil has recorded 14 solo albums, while he and his wife, Jan, have recorded 12 albums together. Phil has written 70 songs and is an imaginative author. Phil can be seen on several "Gaither Homecoming Videos". Because of his non-profit benevolent and religious work Phil is listed in the National Register's "Who's Who", as well as, the International Biographical Centre's "2000 Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century", Cambridge, England. His television appearances include CBN's "700 Club", TBN's, "Praise The Lord" and Canada's "100 Huntley Street".
After fulfilling his call for many years to a successful Music and Word Ministry, which included all fifty of the United States and forty-eight foreign countries, in 2009 Phil and his wife, Jan, started an Interdenominational Heritage Church in their hometown of Venice, Florida, HARVEST CHAPEL of Venice. Phil is a gifted speaker and communicator. He is humorous, personable, understandable and anointed.