Philip Chryst – Pastor

IMG_8954Philip Chryst is the Pastor of The Anchor.  This is a missional gathering of folks from all over Wilmington that seeks to embody hope in the city.  Previously, Philip served as the Pastor of Warren’s Grove (Roxboro, NC) from 2006-2013.  He is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, but at the age of 9 his family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina.  When Philip graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1993 he then moved to Wilmington, North Carolina.  He graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 1999, majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Philosophy.  In October of 1999 Philip married the former DeAnne Ace from Raleigh, NC.  In 2000 Philip began working for S&D Coffee Inc. as a sales representative.  After 6 years God called him into full-time ministry.  In July of 2005 Philip was invited to be on staff, at Faith Harbor in Surf City, NC, as the Minister of Discipleship.  After serving at Faith Harbor for a year, he then moved to Warren’s Grove in Roxboro, NC.  In conjunction with that he also began studying at Duke Divinity School in the fall of 2006.  While working to get his Master of Divinity degree Philip was the Pastor at Warren’s Grove.  He continued at Warren’s Grove after completing his seminary training.  Philip and DeAnne have four children: Peter, Emma, Ryan and Nathan.  They are a Home School family and they love hiking, skiing, exploring, swimming, and canoeing. They love Wilmington and thoroughly enjoy hanging out Downtown, Flaming Amy’s, boating in the Intracoastal, building ginormous sand castles, Dixie Grill, Front Street Brewery, PT’s Grill, hanging out at Halyburton Park, and Duke Basketball.

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