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Pastor Phil is a founding member of ACT. He has worked in the ministry as an Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher, for many years. Pastor Phil Derstine is the Senior pastor of Family Church at Christian Retreat in Bradenton, Florida, and the president of Gospel Crusade, Inc.,
international missions organization headquartered at Christian Retreat. He is best known for his “Hands-on” teaching of unconventional soul winning and christian maturity, blending Biblical principles and personal experience. Phil hosts a daily television program, “Purpose for Life” and has written several books, including Evangelism that Works! and Releasing the Power Within You. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he holds a degree in business administration and telecommunications. Phil and his wife, Janette have two daughters, Amy and Michelle, and two sons. Michael and Stevie.
His heart for truckers goes back to his time with the founder Chaplain Jim Keyes and he is determined as we all are to reach the American trucker with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Showing them Love and compassion by meeting their Spiritual and physical needs , while delivering the truth of God’s Love.