Pastor Phil came to First Assembly in June of 2003. Born in England, his family moved to Australia where he was raised from 3 years of age. His father and grandfather were both Assemblies of God ministers, and Pastor Phil's own call to preach came when he was just a teenager. A graduate of Commonwealth Bible College (now Southern Cross College) in Sydney, Australia, he is married to Alli, and they have 4 children - Ben, Sam, Bethwyn and Ewan. His passion is preaching, and he enjoys reading, writing, and playing golf badly.
Alli directs the Women's ministries at First Assembly, and works with her husband in pastoral care. She also loves to be involved in drama presentations.