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As a church planter, business entrepreneur and sixth generation ministry leader, Phil Ling provides energetic leadership and strategic direction to The Giving Church consulting team. His expertise in building networks and developing resources to establish and strengthen congregations and non-profit organizations is a hallmark of his ministry and is an unparalleled asset to the clients he serves. Prior to launching his own consulting firm, Phil served as Vice President of Development for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, representing Franklin Graham, the President and CEO. Phil led a team of individuals with the responsibility of donor relations, underwriting of the annual operating budget that exceeded 130 million dollars, developing major donor strategies, Foundation interaction, and developing strategic partnerships. Preceding joining the executive leadership of BGEA, Phil served as Executive Vice President of INJOY Stewardship Services, representing the founder, Dr. John C. Maxwell, and the INJOY Group in the largest churches in America. Under Phil’s leadership, his mega-church teams successfully helped 350 churches raise in excess of 600 million dollars. Phil has 21 years of pastoral experience. Prior to serving INJOY, Phil successfully launched two dynamic ministries over a twenty-year span. The most recent, he served as founding pastor of the Northshore Christian Church (WA), and founder of Northshore Christian Academy. Under his leadership the church grew to nearly 2,500 in weekly attendance and the school became one of the largest private primary education institutions in the Pacific Northwest. Phil also served as Senior Minister of the historic Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY. Phil received a Master of Ministry degree from Kentucky Christian University and is a highly sought after speaker and ministry teacher.
We know campaigns are large undertakings of time and resources. That's why every campaign we do includes passionate PROJECT MANAGEMENT from Tim Cooper. Tim has served churches in Florida and Kentucky with experience as an Executive Pastor, Lead Pastor and Church Planter, as well as bringing campaigns to life in churches around the world. He is the author of Miles Past Normal (2010), Awestruck (2011) and the writing partner with Phil Ling for The Generosity Tsunami (2017). As a church-planter, pastor, author, and entrepreneur, Tim brings intense focus to client relations, building partnership networks, and implementing dynamic vision campaigns to help churches leverage their vision for Kingdom growth.
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We have been honored to work with hundreds of world-changing churches and leaders around the world.
Greg Nettle – President, Stadia Global Church Planting
“My only regret about hiring Phil Ling as a coach was that I didn’t do it ten years ago. Phil is an amazing coach at a personal, church-wide and global organization level. One of the best ‘Kingdom Return on Investments’ I have ever made.”
Brett Andrews – Lead Pastor, New Life Church – Chantilly, VA
“New wine needs new wineskins. Phil’s strength is offering fresh wineskins. He doesn’t just offer a cookie-cutter template, he thinks dynamically. He applies proven principles to fresh challenges. The result is a personalized campaign, a fresh approach, and the experience of watching God do a new thing in your church.”
Dwight Mason- Senior Pastor, NewPointe Community Church – Dover, OH
“Phil Ling is knowledgeable and personable. He is able to connect and help you create a positive future. He is not only a good friend but a great coach in my leadership.”
Dave Elshaug- Executive Pastor, K2 the Church- Salt Lake City, UT
“Phil Ling has been an invaluable resource to K2 the Church as a consultant during our capital campaign. His years of experience helped guide us through some difficult situations. As a coach, Phil is responsive and gave me and my team clear and concise advice. I would recommend Phil as a coach or consultant.”