Philip Wade serves as the Minister of Music at Cypress Baptist Church. He was born in Farmerville Louisiana, 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 on July 30, 1983. They 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. He was on staff from 1985 - 1990 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, before moving to Cypress Baptist in 1990. Carol graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a degree in Science education. She later entered Louisiana Tech, receiving a degree in Medical Technology. She currently teaches science at Benton High School.
Philip is an accomplished composer/orchestrator. His main instruments are guitar and drums.
Favorite verse: In the world you will have many problems, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Favorite Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns
Favorite Book: Lost Horizon, by James Hilton
Favorite Film: Lord of the Rings
Favorite Sports Team: LSU Tigers
Hobbies: Reading, composition and collecting die cast replicas of tanks (mainly WWII), much to his wife's dismay.