Melissa Phillips is a native to a small town in McLean County Kentucky. Melissa is a country girl at heart with creative contemporary ideas. Blessed artistically, she expresses her talent through various venues. Her paintings, photography, writings, and teachings express her true nature of wanting to help people find abundant living as well as creating a healthy lifestyle.
Melissa is the wife of Pastor Jeff Phillips. With over 21 years of pastoring, the couple shares in ministry responsibilities at Legacy located in Owensboro KY their second plant church. They have four boys, Lyle Benjamin, Bryson Roth, Jordan Heath, and Spencer Edward. They also have eight grandchildren, Ashton, Ella Grace, Annalise Roth, Isaiah Triumph, Remi Marie Rose, Lennon Brice, Emersyn Jordan, and Caydence Judah.
Melissa owns and operates Wheatgrass Juice Bar and has completed her certification of Life and Health Coaching from the Health Coach Institute. She believes everyone should be the best version of themselves.
Melissa also has a diploma from with an Associates Degree from the International School of Ministry. She is recognized as an ordained minister of Destiny Ministries. She has been a member of AACC and has completed her studies as a Board Certified Biblical Counselor recognized by the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Melissa’s photography is award winning and is in circulation. Her work is seen across the world by her photo-compositions of brochures, books, advertisements, PSAs, as well as in the entertainment and music industry. After 20 years of photography she now only does it on the side when she has time. She writes a blog of inspiration and encouragement in which she has compiled some of her work in her book 31 Days of Abundant Living in which you can find on Amazon.
On a personal note, Melissa enjoys traveling. She and her husband have traveled to many states in the US including Alaska and Hawaii. The couple has enjoyed mission trips to South Africa, and India along with Israel as well. She has been involved with Mercy 29 in which her oldest son founded orphanages in Africa and India and continues to support efforts to reach children who are in need around the world as well as save them from prostitution and child slavery. Melissa wears many hats and enjoys her life to the fullest. However, most importantly, she continues to witness the love of Jesus Christ for the increase of the kingdom and teach others how to live an abundant lifestyle.