Dr. Bob Phillips, Pastor of First UMC, Peoria, IL, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Illinois. Dr. Phillips will retire effective July 1, 2017. In addition to his undergraduate degree from Illinois he also has degrees from Asbury, Princeton and St. Andrews (Scotland). In 2005 he retired from the US Navy as the senior United Methodist Chaplain.
In an article from the the Wesleyan Covenant Association Dr. Phillips provides some very thought provoking reasons why he did, and did not, join the WCA. Read the complete article here.