Pastor Phil loves to preach because he feels that's what God has called him to do. He has been in full-time ministry since 1977 and was called to be the Senior Pastor of Metro in March of 1992. He graduated from Hyles-Anderson College with a BA in Christian Ed and later from Baptist Christian Seminary with an MA in Biblical Studies.
In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, Beverly, his three daughters, and his eight grandchildren. He also enjoys watching the LA Dodgers, golfing, and the occasional beach vacation.