Mike’s family moved in 1977 from New Jersey to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, when he was 15 years old. Shortly thereafter, while attending a high school bible study he heard the Gospel for the first time in his life and was saved. He attended Clemson University, where he was involved in a campus ministry- Sovereign Grace Fellowship. Upon graduation, he lived in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and attended church, where he taught the College Sunday School class for two years. Mike married the former Diana Woznick in 1985, and they have four daughters, who are all members of Second Presbyterian since the family joined in 2004. Mike has been active in church membership since his conversion, teaching college age and junior high classes and serving as a Deacon. He serves in the sound room and ushering at the early Sunday morning service, and is actively involved in the Acts Sunday School class. Phil was ordained as a Ruling Elder on July 23rd, 2023.