Phil Stringer

Worship and Creative Arts Pastor

Where were you born?
Kokomo, Indiana

Who is in your family?
Spouse, Bethany, and Griffey my Weimaraner

What is your favorite verse in the Bible?
Today it’s Hebrews 12:28, “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,”…but ask me again tomorrow.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“The best time to plant a tree is 25 years ago. The second best time is today.” — Unknown

What is your standard coffee order?
What kind of question is this? That’s like asking “What is your standard lunch order?” It’s different each day! However, if I were ordering right now, I guess it would be a tall nonfat sugar-free caramel cinnamon dolcé latté.

What is your favorite movie?
The same as everyone else’s in the world, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

What was your first job?
“Sandwich Artist” at Subway

What is a major pet peeve of yours?
One is not enough. Welcome to Phil’s top 10 list of pet peeves. Shall we begin?

10. Twist ties
9. Plastic wrap
8. Automatic bathroom hand driers
7. “Visual verifications” on websites where you have to type in the code that no normal person can actually decipher
6. When I try to open something that is encased in those cheap plastic molding packages
5. Chihuahuas
4. Logging on to a PC
3. When autocorrect on my phone changes “K” to “I”….”OK” is just too difficult to type.
2. When I have to take an entire survey before I can pump gas. No car wash, no receipt, debit not credit, here’s my PIN, here’s my zip code, no I don’t want a 20 oz. Mt. Dew for $1.50…I just want gasoline!!

And the number 1 pet peeve of all time? Drum roll please….

1. Duke basketball, of course. 😉

What was your favorite food when you were a child?
Does ketchup count as a food?

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Easy. The Rock.

Pastor Phil's Look-a-like, The Rock

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
A bench press. I got a lot of use out of that thing, can’t you tell?

What’s the most amazing meal you’ve eaten recently?
Anything with a side of Tzatziki sauce

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My wife gave me a Bible for my graduation gift. What made it so special was that she had 33 of my closest friends and mentors write a short encouraging letter on the inside of it. She even went as far as overnighting the Bible around the country to include multiple long distance friends!

What is the trait you admire most about Scott Truhe?
His humility and talent for finding quality interview questions

What story does your family always tell about you?
When I went skydiving in the Rockies and broke my tailbone. Stop laughing, it’s not funny.

Where’s Waldo?
To the right of the clown with the umbrella, and right underneath the dude on the bicycle

Who pursued; you or your spouse?
I did. She wanted nothing to do with me initially!

If you were on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be?  The Bible, an iPod loaded with Five Iron Frenzy and Peter Paul and Mary albums, and a pomegranate

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chicken Souvlaki from Mythos Grill in Greensboro

Where is the most exotic place you’ve ever been?
Besides Ohio? Probably Africa