Bro. Phillip was Called to be the Senior Pastor at Heritage, March 1st. 2020.
He has been a Senior Pastor for 45 years, spending the last 23 years, as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Bentonville. Bro. Phillip started Preaching, during his Senior Year of High School. He is a Graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, & New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as the President of the Arkansas Baptist Convention, Pastors Conference, & also served as a Trustee at Ouachita Baptist University, and the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Home, were he served one term, as President of the Board of Trustees.
Bro. Phillip is married to Laurie Rhodes of Spearsville, Louisiana. They have two children, Nathan Smith & Hannah Long. They have a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Smith, and a son-in-law, David Long. Bro. Phillip & Laurie are blessed with five grandchildren, Elijah, Evelyn, & Violet Smith, and Phillip & Audrey Long.