Pastors Randy and Denise Phillips have been married and in ministry together for 25 years. Randy began full-time ministry in 1985 as Business Administrator of his father’s church PromiseLand Central. After becoming an ordained minister in 1989, he served as Associate Pastor for the next 16 years.
In February 2005, with a group of 80 members, Randy and Denise founded PromiseLand West, which became LifeAustin in 2012. In only 6 short years, the membership has grown to over 2700. In 2007, the church purchased 68 acres in southwest Austin and began the construction process on “Dream City”, a community resource that will include recreational facilities, a counseling center, and facilities for the youth and elderly, an amphitheatre for religious assembly as well as a state of the art sanctuary for worship. Dream City will be a place where lives are changed, dreams are restored and people will continue to grow in God and His word.
In addition to his church ventures, Randy founded an international praise and worship television program, The Awakening, in 2001. The program airs over 6 networks around the world. He also founded contemporary singing group Phillips, Craig and Dean, Inc (PCD) in 1991. The music group has collected 20 number one songs and numerous awards, including the 2010 Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year.
Randy and Denise have two daughters, 27 year-old Garland and 12 year-old Lily Pearl.