Phil's home church is Morrison City Christian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. Phil began his studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga majoring in Computer Science. Feeling a call to mission work and ministry, Phil transferred and attended Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. He met Michelle and they were married on August 3, 1996. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and a specialty in Teaching English as a Second Language. Then he graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee with a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. For a short time he taught international children in Morristown, Tennessee in the public schools. Then his family traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand where they have served the Lord for the past fifteen years. Recently, the family has moved to Christiansburg, Virginia and serving with Victory44 International in international campus ministry at Virginia Tech University. Phil enjoys cycling, hiking, fishing, and all things technology.
Michelle's home church is Community Christian Church in Newbern, Virginia. She attended and graduated from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in Theology and a specialty in both Missions and Teaching English as a Second Language. In 1994, she traveled and taught English on a 10 month internship in Kashiwazaki, Japan with Jerry and Laura Mort. After her return to America, Michelle met Phil and they were married on August 3, 1996. Then, she attended and graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee with a Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. She has been serving in church work in Chiang Mai, Thailand for the past 15 years mostly in children's ministry. Presently, she enjoys serving with Victory44 International in international student ministry at Virginia Tech. Michelle enjoys sunsets, photography, and watching the Amazing Race.
Nathanael was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on October 30, 2001. He graduated from Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Virginia in June 2020. He will finish his studies at New River Community College in the Spring 2021. He will continue studies at Johnson University in the Fall as a psychology major.
Hannah was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand on September 25, 2005. She enjoys taking care of our three dogs, Digger, Molly, and Lulu. Hannah attends Christiansburg High School and is in the 10th grade. She runs cross country and even placed 15th in the regional championships as a freshman. She is looking forward to testing for her driving learner's permit in April 2021.