Kevin Phillips

Kevin G. Phillips (B.A., M.A. Wheaton, IL; M.B.A. studies Syracuse, NY; Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia, NY, NY) is passionate about developing leaders as disciple makers. He is the Founder and CEO of ILDUSA (, and has trained leaders on all six continents. Kevin has served at Hopewell Church in New York since 1992 where he has directed the youth ministry, led 40+ mission trips, served on the Ministry Vision Board, and is now HRC's Teaching Missionary.

Dr. Phillips has 40 years of experience in ministry and is the originator of the "Intentional Leadership Development" process. He started the Youth Ministry major at Nyack College and taught regularly in Nyack's "Organizational Management" program (Courses included: Organizational Behavior, Personnel Management, Economics and Marketing.). He has also taught for The Kings College, Taylor University, Empire State College, New York School of the Bible, East Coast School of Urban Ministry, Hudson Valley Bible Institute, NY/NJ Sunday School Associations, Teen Missions India/Australia/South Africa, J-Life Africa, Fiwale Bible College of Zambia, and Mueller College of Brisbane, Australia. He has been certified as a trainer for Sonlife, Group Publishing, and Natural Church Development.

Latest publications include:

  • Changing Diapers: an Examination of 21st Century Protestant Seminary Curriculum in the U.S.A. as Preparation for Pastoral Ministry. Honolulu: Hawaii International Education Conference Proceedings, (ISSN #1541-5880), 2022.
  • "Uniquely You”: a profile for integrating personality styles, spiritual gifts and passion with Mels Carbonell, 6th edition, 2017.
  • "Uniquely You Leadership Profile” with Mels Carbonell, 2015.
  • Inspiring Future Disciple Makers. Honolulu: Hawaii International Education Conference Proceedings (ISSN #1541-5880), 2013.
  • Peer Review, “Parental Role in Discipling Youth in Their Spiritual Journey”, Journal of Youth Ministry, 2012.
  • Inspiring Future Disciple Makers. New York: Columbia University, Teachers College, 2011.
  • iLead: Downloads on Leadership in Youth Ministry (chapter entitled, “iEmpower: Leading-Servants - Serve to Grow, Empower to Multiply”) 2008.
  • “Changing Your Congregation’s DNA” in Advocate (Association of Presbyterian Church Educators), Fall 2008, page 16.
  • “Youth News” - a monthly listing of area events for youth/youth leaders in NY, NJ and CT sent to over 1,500 leaders (1988-2017).

Kevin volunteered for Nyack Community Ambulance Corps ( for fourteen years and served as Scoutmaster of Harlem Troop 5 ( from 1988-2019.  Today Kevin serves as Scoutmaster of New Berlin Troop 61 (, Director of the New Berlin Youth Center, Inc. (, and as CEO of Theos Beth-el, Inc. ( He has been married to his best friend, Sarah, since 1983 and is a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles!