Apostle Samuel L. Phillips, Sr is the founder and Senior Pastor of the Word of His Grace Christian Fellowship, Inc., in Seffner, Florida, but his first ministry is to his wife Velma Spencer-Phillips. Married for 40 plus years he wears Velma like a crown and prides her as his first ministry.
He firmly believes in the importance of leading by example and that he must bring wholeness to his own marriage first before he can minister and meet the needs of anyone else.
He leads by example, and sets the tone for marriages within his community by the way he nurtures and cares for his wife. There's a saying that goes "You can always tell how well a pastor leads by looking at his wife's face." Velma's smile reflects the emotional healing from "within" that her husband has been a major part of.
His wife was sexually abused by her step-father for many years. A baby was conceived in the mist of this abuse which later died within 2 years after given birth. As you can imagine the brokenness and torment this type of abuse and trauma would bring to any woman, it takes a special kind of love to recover from it. This did not turn him away, Apostle Samuel L Phillips accepted the challenge and he committed himself to becoming a-part of Velma's healing instead of a continuation of her pain. The transparency, and example in their marriage is evident of Ephesians 5:25-28, which is why he is so trusted and highly recommended when it comes to marriages and relationships.
Apostle Samuel L. Phillips, Sr., is an extraordinary Pastor/Teacher. He operates out of an Apostolic mandate through the Spirit of God "to comfort them that mourn, especially them that mourn in Zion." Apostle Phillips being commissioned by the Holy Spirit has been given grace to bring deliverance and wholeness to the Body of Christ.
The mandate that God has placed upon his life is one of healing in many areas to bring redemption, reconciliation, restoration, recovery and renewal to those who have been hurt, wounded or devastated by sin. Many believe that he is a specialist to the Body of Christ when it comes to relationships because many marriages have been healed and many singles have been made whole through the grace that is with him.
God has used him to bring wholeness through emotional and physical healings and spiritual deliverance from dysfunctions, pains and wounds inflicted by sin. He is the covenant covering for several ministries locally and abroad and serves on the board of Directors for the Kingdom Global Alliance Network, founded by Apostle Paul J. Butler, Nassau, Bahamas. He is a charter member of the Potter's House International Pastoral Alliance under the auspices of Bishop T. D. Jakes.
Apostle Phillips received his Associate, Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Theology from Life Christian University, Lutz, FL.
Apostle serves as covenant Pastor for several ministries under The Word of His Grace International Pastoral Alliance.