Phil is a Christian recording artist. You may have been introduced to him as a finalist on the 6th season of American Idol; or watched him perform on Ellen or the Tonight Show; seen him as a featured artist on tours with Michael W Smith or Natalie Grant; or even attended one of the thousand concerts he’s headlined around the world in the last six years. His performances are marked by soulful and passionate performances combined with powerful testimonies that demonstrate the faithfulness of God.
Phil grew up in a ministry family. His father was a preacher, as were both of his grandparents. He was raised with a mission mindset, his parents constantly reminding him though personal council and family devotions that God had a plan for his life. He watched that plan unfold throughout his teenage years as his love for music grew an doors began to open for him to perform.
In college, Phil was often featured as a soloist for the Lee Singers, one of Lee University’s premiere touring ensembles. Upon graduation, Phil enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was given the tremendous opportunity of traveling as the lead vocalist of the Navy Rock Band Pride. But his biggest breakthrough came in in 2006 when he attended an open audition for the sixth season of American Idol, placing 6th in the competition that season.
Phil now travels the world leading thousands in joyful and intimate times of worship.