Phil and Peggy have been married since 1971, after meeting at David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tennessee. Phil was raised on a farm in Maryville, Tennessee and was brought up at the Maryville Church of Christ. While he attended Lipscomb, he graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Peggy grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, was a member at the Gentilly Church of Christ and later at the Hickory Knoll Church. Peggy graduated from Lipscomb. Over the course of their life together they have lived in Nashville, Knoxville, Fairfax, Virginia, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Acworth, Georgia.
Phil spent his entire career as federal law enforcement agent, first with the U.S. Secret Service (21 years), and then with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Office of Inspector General (20 years). Following his retirement in 2012, Phil works part-time as an investigative consultant in both civil and criminal matters. Peggy became the world’s best elementary school teacher, teaching kindergarten, first and second grades over a 30-year career. They now enjoy some travel, spending time with their grandchildren, and being members at West Metro. Phil is an avid University of Tennessee sports fan, while Peggy retains her life-long devotion to all things LSU. They both agree on their support of the Atlanta Hawks.
Their son, Philip and daughter-in-law Andrea live in Franklin, Tennessee where Philip has a law firm and Andrea is his paralegal and office manager. They are the parents of sons Rett and Sawyer. They attend Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. Phil and Peggy’s daughter Molly McCullers and son-in-law Stephen McCullers live in Cobb County and are members at West Metro. Molly is a professor of African History at West Georgia University and Stephen is an attorney at King and Spalding in Atlanta. They are parents of a son, Struan and daughter, Georgene.
Phil and Peggy’s hope is that West Metro continues to be a congregation where God’s Word is taught, people and families grow together as God’s family, and that we are an example for good in this community.