Phil Gifford - Pastor/Planter

Along with a great team, Pastor Phil leads the efforts to start Connecting Church. Phil and his wife Pam have been married for 12 years and have three young children (Caelyn, Jackson, and Hannah). Phil has been in pastoral ministry for almost 15 years, serving as a worship pastor and as a senior pastor at churches in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland. He has a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Phil’s favorite pastime activities are eating and training for triathlons, two activities which don’t mix well! In addition to serving as the church planter/pastor of Connecting Church, Phil is an adjunct professor for Liberty University and a Church Strengthening Consultant with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.


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