Our pastor, Benny Phillips, and his wife, Sheree, grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC. They were high school sweethearts who married in 1973. After leading a successful Youth Ministry called Saturday Night Alive, Benny founded Fairfax Covenant Church, one of the early churches who formed Sovereign Grace Ministries. After serving there for 20 years, the family moved to Orlando in 2000 where he has served on the pastoral team at Metro Life Church in Casselberry. In late 2011 the pastors of Metro decided to send a team of people with Benny to start Redeemer Church of Lake Nona. Benny brings not only 40 years of pastoral ministry to this new church, but also his wife of 47 years, seven children and fourteen grandchildren.