Phil is the executive director of Grace to You. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of Pastor MacArthur’s major books. Phil also founded several popular websites, including The Spurgeon Archive, The Hall of Church History, and the Pyromaniacs blog. He is an ordained elder and pastor at Grace Community Church. Phil and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.
Lyman Beecher was a dominant force in American religion in the first half of the nineteenth century. One of his sons, Henry Ward Beecher, was the most famous man in America in the second half of that century; his daughter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, was the leading female author of her time; and several other Beechers achieved fame and influence in their own lifetimes. We will discuss how this family's ideas and idiosyncrasies continue to dominate American evangelicalism.