Richard Davis Phillips became the twelfth Senior Minister of the Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville in July, 2007.

He came to faith in Jesus Christ at age 30, surrendering his life to the Savior in response to the preaching of God’s Word. He attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and joined the pastoral staff of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, PA. There, Rick was mentored by the well-known Bible teacher, Dr. James Montgomery Boice. After serving at Tenth Presbyterian from 1995-2002, Rev. Phillips accepted the call to be Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs, FL.

Rev. Phillips describes his ministry as centering on three “P”s: preaching, praying, and pastoring. Among his many activities, he serves on the board and council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, the council of The Gospel Coalition, and the board of trustees of Westminster Theological Seminary. Together with Philip Graham Ryken, he is series coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Rev. Phillips holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.) and the University of Michigan (B.A.).

Rick is married to the former Sharon Wilkey. Sharon is a homemaker, author, and home-schooling mother. They have an active family of five children: Hannah, Matthew, Jonathan, Ellie and Lydia.

Registration will be slightly different this year. Please register for Family Bible Conference at the following link or download the packet and mail it to CEM. You will make two payments - one to CEM for the registration fee and one to Bonclarken for meals and housing.

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July 28 - 31, 2014


The Family Bible Conference is a annual conference held at the Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Our goal is to make learning fun for spiritual growth for family members of all ages.


Richard D. Phillips

Jim Klukow

Dr. Klukow is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon College.  He has been on the pastoral staff of four church, three of which are Associate Reformed Presbyterian, and the executive director of two Para-Church ministries. 

Through Outreach North America Jim was called to plant a congregation in Orlando, Florida.  He was ordained at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Wales.  While in Florida he chaired several Presbytery committees, was elected as Moderator of Florida Presbytery, and completed a doctorate degree in theology at Reformed Theological Seminary.  Jim also contributed to the special committee on revising the Form of Government.  Jim has pastored three ARP Churches and is currently an Adjunct Professor at New Life Theological Seminary in Charlotte North Carolina while serving the Blacksburg ARP Church in South Carolina in a renewal program.

Dr. Klukow has a passion for evangelism, Church planting/ renewal, and equipping men and women with the Gospel of God’s grace.  He also enjoys reading, playing the guitar, soccer, fishing, woodworking, and electronics.  He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife Claudia.  They have six children, three girls and three boys, one of which is now married.

The Topic Verse:

Titus 1:9 (NIV) He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Our Theme:

Planted by Streams of Living Water; Sharing the Fruit of the Gospel

Hold Firm – Encourage Others

Areas to be addressed during the Conference

•Sound Doctrine

•Being taught well

•Hold firmly to that which was taught

•Encourage others

•Withstand the challenges


Please contact Bonclarken

directly in order to

arrange housing and meals

for the week. This will be a separate payment than your registration fee. If paying in person, please bring two checks with you.


Before July 1

Adult Conferees - $20/per day or $65 for the entire week

Children - $15/per child or $45 total for 3 or more

After July 1

Adult Conferees - $25/per day or $75 for the entire week

You can pay your registration fee online or by mailing a check  to CEM at 1 Cleveland Street Greenville, SC 29601. Please make registration fee checks out to Christian Education Ministries. In order to receive your discounted rate, we must RECEIVE payment before July 1.

If paying in person, please bring two checks with you - one written to CEM for the registration fee and one to Bonclarken for housing/meals.



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