Both couples of Phillips & Banks call the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee home.
Jacob and Carmen Phillips live in Bristol, TN with their 4-year-old daughter, Olivia. They met and began dating in high school and both graduated from Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN. While at C-N, the couple helped to lead a campus ministry in which the Lord sparked their desire and love for leading in worship through music. They were married in July of 2009, and shortly thereafter, the couple felt a call to full time ministry. In 2010, they began working full-time for LampLight Theatre, a non-profit ministry that the couple had volunteered with for several years, in Kingsport, TN. It was through this ministry that Jacob had given his life to Christ before graduating high school. After seven years of serving this wonderful ministry through performing, leading in worship, and serving as managers in theatre production, they felt the call of the Lord to move on. It was also through that ministry that they met Caleb and Autumn Banks.
Caleb graduated from Sullivan North High School in Kingsport, TN in 2006 and Autumn graduated from Gate City High School in Virginia in 2013. They met each other serving together at LampLight and were married in February of 2017. They also worked alongside Jacob and Carmen leading worship, participating in productions, and managing different aspects of the theatre's ministry. They knew when they married that the Lord was calling them to be in full time music ministry and have since seen the Lord open so many doors to minister. Phillips & Banks has a heart to evangelize as well as see the Lord bring revival to the church. The Lord has provided opportunities for them to minister in churches through their music and inspired them to write their own music as well. They are excited for this journey that God has started them on and can't wait to see what He has in store!
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