Phil & Anita Paulsen

Senior Staff

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About Phil & Anita

Pastor Phil and Anita completed 45 years of local church ministry in 2019. Phil served as Lead Pastor at South Hills Church in Kennewick, WA for 33 years and at East Whittier Baptist church in Whittier California for 12 years. Phil was raised in a pastor’s home in Hayward, CA and is a graduate of Biola University (1975), Talbot Seminary with a M. Div. (1979) and a Doctor of Ministry degree with Talbot Seminary in 1993.

Anita grew up overseas in Tangier, Morocco as a Missionary kid. She attended a French school and still tries to keep up French as a second language. She has been active in serving the Lord with a one-on-one discipleship ministry with women. Phil and Anita have been happily married since 1973 and have two grown children and six grandchildren.

Phil and Anita have always had a heart for reaching the world with the Gospel. The Lord has led them through the years to travel and encourage pastors and churches around the world to follow Christ and be equipped for ministry. They have been to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Guatemala, Honduras, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, and Kenya.