Dr. Richard Phillips is the Senior Minister of the Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville in South Carolina. He attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and, after graduation, joined the pastoral staff of the church where he came to faith, Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. There, Rick was mentored by the well-known Bible teacher, Dr. James Montgomery Boice, and began his calling as a weekly preacher of God's Word. After serving at Tenth Presbyterian from 1995-2002, Rick accepted the call to be Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs, Florida. After five years there, he moved to Greenville to serve Second Presbyterian.
His ministry is widely heard on the radio and the internet and Rick is frequently called upon to speak at conferences on the Bible and Reformed theology. He further serves the church by authoring books, with over twenty-five currently in print. Among his many activities, he serves on the board and council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the council of The Gospel Coalition, and the board of trustees of Westminster Theological Seminary. Together with Philip Graham Ryken, he is series coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Rick holds degrees from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Doctor of Divinity), the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.) and the University of Michigan (B.A.). Rick is married to Sharon, and they have five children.