Our tenor Eric Phillips has requested prayer for his father Ernie Phillips. Ernie has been battling abdominal problems since before Christmas. A mass has been found in his colon and they plan to remove the mass soon. Please be in prayer for all of the Phillips family as they walk through the days ahead. Our position and prayer is that God is still in the healing business and we are believing for a touch of God on Ernie's life. We covet your prayer. Please pass this request along to the people that you know will join us in praying for this saint of God.
Blessings, Mark Trammell
Gospel Music has been an integral part of the life of Ernie Phillips for the past 34 years.Ernie is the 57 year old son of Vernon and Pauline Phillips of Coolridge, West Virginia
Ernie sang with several local church groups from Beckley for a period of five years. Joining a popular gospel quartet, The Crossmen, from Beckley in 1975; he sang tenor with them on weekends for two years.In 1977, Ernie joined The Kingsmen Quartet of Asheville, North Carolina, and sang tenor with the group as they traveled throughout the United States for the next seven years. During this period, Ernie was nominated as favorite first tenor by the Singing News Fan Awards for six years. He won the tenor award in 1980 and 1981. Ernie also wrote a column "Kingsmen Korner" for the Singing News gospel music publication, for six years. Before returning to the solo ministry, he joined team efforts with Squire Parsons to assist with scheduling and singing. Ernie's most recent recording project, Jesus Gave Me A Song," reflects the ministry outreach, and is available wherever he appears in concert.Affectionately known as "The Little Giant" , Ernie is currently employed as a Supply Technician at the VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC., where in 1995 he was awarded "Employee of the Year."Ernie is married to the former Bonnie Edwards from Crab Orchard, West Virginia. Ernie has one son, Eric Dean, age 27, and two daughters, April Dawn who is seventeen years old, and Stacey Renee who is fourteen years old. All the family are members of Trinity Baptist Church, Asheville, N.C.