Phil planted South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee in 1987 and continues to serve as senior pastor of that congregation. He previously pastored churches in Mississippi and Alabama. He received his education at the University of Mobile (B.A.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.), and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). Phil and his wife Karen married in 1975, and have five children and seven grandchildren.
While cleaning out a storage area last fall at our church building, I came across racks of old cassette tapes. Yes, those little pieces of plastic with easy-to-snap-and-tangle-thin-brown-film-recording-technology sat doing … More