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. Phil is committed to facilitating organization and leadership development within diverse ministry contexts and coaching pastors and leaders. Phil and his wife, Georgia Curtis Ling, have been married 33 years and have one son, Philip H. Ling, III. They call home a log cabin on their farm, Cabin Ridge, in Kentucky.