Phillip Short was born in Knoxville, TN and grew up between St. Petersburg and Leesburg, FL. He received his A.A. from Oxford College of Emory University, his B.A. from Auburn University, and his MDiv from the Chandler School of Theology. He has served churches in Tampa, Seffner, Lake Wales, Stuart and Coral Gables. He has been married to Giova for 30 years. They have a daughter, Carmen, an accountant who presently lives in Charlotte, NC. They are presently empty nesters, but they have a dog, a Golden Doodle named “Cooper.”
Phillip received his call to ministry during his sophomore year of college. He ran from it, wrestled with it, and surrendered to it. He loves to preach, worship, and walk with Christ. He describes himself as “a life-long work in progress.” He enjoys sports, fishing, hiking, reading, story-telling, good conversation, and laughter.