Phil is the Chair, Director and co-founder of Soul Action South Africa. As an Accredited Christian Minister with the Assemblies of God (GB), Phil has over 20 years experience working with local churches and networking Christian leaders. Phil studied Education for Sustainability at Masters level at the London South Bank University (MSc); he hold Hons Degrees in Theology (Bth) and Product Design (BA), a Diploma in Youth Ministry, and a Certificate in fine Art. Prior to moving to South Africa Phil worked for Tearfund, one of the UK’s largest evangelical relief and development agencies, where he was a key member of their Innovation Team and before that co-ordinated Tearfund’s work with youth and youth leaders throughout the UK and Ireland.
Along with his wife Rachel, Phil has authored several books on community development, poverty alleviation and integral mission; including Express Community for churches and schools, A Different World for youth leaders and The Whole Wide World for families with children aged 4 – 11 years.