Philip Wade serves as the Minister of Music at Cypress Baptist Church. He was born in Farmerville, LA and attended First Baptist Church, where at age 12 he made a profession of faith. His wife, Carol, is also from Farmerville. They were married in 1983 and have 3 children, Meredith, Mark, and John Philip.
His degrees include a MA in History from Louisiana Tech, a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BS in Music, from Louisiana State University. Carol is a retired science teacher from Benton High School.
Philip is an accomplished composer/orchestrator. His main instruments are guitar and drums.