Phil Gerard is a graduate of Bob Jones University (B.A., M.A.) and has held pastorates in Mississippi and Pennsylvania before moving to South Carolina in 1997. He has been in the pastorate for over 20 years. Converted when he was five years old, Phil committed his life to full-time service at the age of 17 in a campfire service at Word of Life Camp. Phil has a passion for teaching the Word, seeking to make it simple and relevant. Music is another of his loves; at MBC he has the opportunity to lead in the congregational singing, a ministry close to his heart. With Jeanne, his wife of 30 years, he has raised three children, Justin, Lauren and Meredith.