Philip loves spending time with his family. He has a passion for taking the gospel to the nations and for the preaching of God’s Word. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, reading, and playing banjo. Philip and his wife, Tina, have three grown children and six grandchildren. Philip and Tina met in high school in Myrtle, MS. Tina teaches mathematics in the Lamar County School District. Philip was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in New Albany, MS. He has served churches in north, central, and south Mississippi. Prior to coming to FBC Sumrall in 2013, he spent 6 years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Piedmont, Alabama. Philip’s undergraduate degree is from Blue Mountain College (B.A., 1989). His graduate degrees are from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN (M.Div., 1996), and Covington Theological Seminary in Chattanooga, TN (Th.D., 2014). One of Philip’s favorite Bible passages is Hebrews 1:1-3.