A visionary leader and life-long learner, Phil believes that every person has a unique, God-given purpose and can positively impact their spheres of influence in a great and enduring way. Together with his wife Lucinda, he is Interim Global Senior Pastor for Hillsong Church, as well as Lead Pastor for Hillsong Church Africa. Phil is passionate about wholeness, wellbeing, growth and development in all areas of church life, as well as in his own life. Having started off as a youth pastor, he remains committed to raising up new leaders and seeing the next generation thrive, and step into all God has called them to. Phil is an engaging and empathetic communicator, skilled at applying biblical wisdom in practical ways to the highs, lows and challenges of everyday life. He loves to connect with people and to celebrate others and witness their lives transformed and made fruitful by the grace and love of Jesus. His desire is to keep growing throughout all the years of his life and to invest in others doing the same. He and Lucinda have three children, Abbey, Bella and Zac, and two dogs, Spencer and Stanley. Phil enjoys the discipline and routine of a morning workout followed by a swim in the ocean and reading his One-year Bible at his favourite local café. He loves to draw people in and create community wherever he finds himself.