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. Phil 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 student ministry at Virginia Tech. Phil enjoys cycling, hiking, and all things technology.
Michelle's home church is Community Christian Church in Newbern, Virginia. Michelle 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 Kashiwizaki, 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. Nathanael graduated from Christiansburg High School in Christiansburg, Virginia in June 2020. He plans to continue his studies at New River Community College in the fall. He's interested in social work and chiropractic care.
Hannah was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand on September 25, 2005. She enjoys taking care of our two small, Pomeranian dogs, Digger and Molly. Hannah attends Christiansburg High School and is in the 10th grade. She runs cross country and even placed 15th in the regional championships last year as a freshman.