Doug Phillips

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Doug Phillips
Born Douglas Winston Phillips
Other names Doug Phillips
Occupation President of Vision Forum, writer, minister, attorney
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Beall Phillips
Children 8

Douglas Winston Phillips is a Christian speaker and author. He is the son of Peggy (Blanchard) and U.S. Constitution Party leader Howard Phillips and former president of Vision Forum Ministries. He advocates Biblical patriarchy, creationism, homeschooling, Quiverfull, and Family Integrated Church.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Doug and his wife Beall have eight children.[2][3]


Doug Phillips is a leader in the Christian film industry and is the founder of the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival.[4] He produced a documentary The League of Grateful Sons in 2004 honoring the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima.[5] In 2009, Phillips led a team of scientists to the Galápagos Islands for the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's life, and produced a documentary entitled The Mysterious Islands.[6][7]


He resigned as president of Vision Forum Ministries on October 30, 2013 upon confession of what he termed an "inappropriate relationship" with a woman.[8][9] On November 11, 2013, Vision Forum Ministries' Board of Directors discontinued operations in light of the "serious sins" which prompted Doug Phillips' resignation.[10] Vision Forum, Inc., Phillips' for-profit business, was closed after a liquidation sale during the last two months of 2013.[11] The liquidation included the sale of Jonathan Park (Vision Forum's creationist audio adventure series) to "Creation Works of California".

On April 15, 2014, Lourdes Torres-Manteufel filed a lawsuit, alleging that she had suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands of Doug Phillips.[12]

On November 17, 2014, Phillips was excommunicated from Boerne Christian Assembly, the church that he founded.[13] Phillips had left the church in July.[14]


He has written and edited several books, including:


  1. ^ Barrick, Audrey (December 13, 2009). "Embrace Christianity as total world and life view, ministry leaders say". Christian Post. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Nancy (2003). Be Fruitfull and Multiply. San Antonio: Vision Forum. ISBN 0-9724173-5-4. 
  3. ^ "About the President". Vision Forum Ministries. 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-23. 
  4. ^ Hagerty, Barbara (February 21, 2009). "Christian Filmmakers Creating An Industry Of Faith". NPR news. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ Wendy Griffith (May 19, 2006). Doug Phillips Documentary on Iwo Jima. CBN Newswatch. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ Yonke, David (October 31, 2009). "Video disputes Darwin". The Blade. 
  7. ^ Wooding, Gregg (November 18, 2009). "More than 2,500 to Attend Tampa Premiere of 'The Mysterious Islands' – a New Film Shot on the Galapagos Islands Which Challenges Darwin". Christian News Wire. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  8. ^ Phillips, Doug. "Statement of Resignation". Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Phillips, Doug. "Clarification on Resignation". Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Phillips, Doug. "The Closing of Vision Forum Ministries". Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Phillips, Doug. "Thank You for 15 Years". Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  12. ^ Schilling, Chelsea (15 April 2014). "Christian Giant Sued for 'Using Nanny as Sex Object'; Lawsuit claims religious leader promised to marry young woman after wife dies". Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Horn, Jeff; Fry, David (November 17, 2014). "Update Regarding Doug Phillips". Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ Dean, Jamie (July 8, 2014). Doug Phillips leaves the church he founded "Doug Phillips leaves the church he founded" Check |url= value (help). 

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