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Dr. Phil Fuller serves as the superintendent of the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene since 2004.  Before that he served as Senior Pastor leader in three churches: Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Annandale, Virginia; First Church of the Nazarene, Toledo, Ohio, and the Church of the Nazarene, Payne, Ohio.

Phil's passion is people. His desire is that people from all cultures, languages and religious backgrounds come to know, in a personal way, the satisfaction of being loved by Jesus Christ, who with grace will lead, direct and save every willing person. He is passionate about the optimistic call of God to a life of wholeness, holiness, righteousness and love. God calls us to the broken places of life and bring restoration and hope in our own lives and the lives of others. He is guided by six simple trajectories for his personal life, eight basic statements of faith and as a leader is focused on five missional priorities.  You can read more about those here. While there read an interesting article by Ed Stetzer in Christianity today entitled, "Life in Those Old Bones" on the effectiveness of denominations in God's mission to the world.

Phil and Cheryl are learning more and more about generosity.  You might like to read the story of Harold Walker and the kind of influence his generosity has had on their lives too.

Phil and Cheryl were married June 1, 1985 in Olathe, Kansas in Garrett Chapel on the campus of College Church of the Nazarene. They reside in Midlothian, Virginia. Their son, Jon, is married to Laura, and they have a daughter, Arabella who is happy to call Phil & Cheryl, Papa and Mimi.  


Phil is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with bachelors and masters degrees. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and completed his doctoral degree at Asbury Theological Seminary.

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