Phil has served as Associate Pastor since retiring from the US Department of Homeland Security in early 2014. Phil served in the Federal government for twenty-eight years. His last position with the US Government was as the Deputy Federal Security Director for the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Dr. Lilly holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Science in Management/Public Administration from Florida International University and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Mr. Lilly also completed his doctoral studies at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Phil has been married to Carol Carter Lilly for over twenty-seven years and has two daughters. Phil is an ordained minister and has served several churches in Florida and Ohio as an associate pastor.