Philip John Brooks is a lifelong Methodist. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he attended Trinity United Methodist Church growing up. As a teenager he became heavily involved in the church through UMYF, mission trips, and camp counseling. Philip moved to Nashville in 2009 to attend Vanderbilt Divinity School where he received his MTS degree in 2011. Living in Nashville brought Philip into contact with a number of United Methodist ministries and agencies. Before coming to Discipleship Ministries, Philip worked as a contractor for United Methodist Communications in the Marketing Department promoting connectional giving and assisting with social media. Now Philip still serves the church he loves as the Assistant in New Church Starts in Nashville working with strategists and coordinating social media and web applications.