Philip Bunch grew up in Kings Mountain, NC and attended the Boyce Memorial ARP Church. Through a caring church family, Philip came to know God's goodness at an early age. Despite growing up in the church, however, he did not come to know Christ personally until God called a wonderful youth pastor to the Boyce Church.
Soon after his coming to faith, the Lord placed a call on him to preach the Word. Philip then attended Erskine College and received a B. A. in Music. After receiving his undergrad, he enrolled at Erskine Theological Seminary. The Lord blessed him immensely through those three long years of seminary. Through the loving and faithful ministry of professors, friends, and his church family, God called him to serve as minister of his Gospel.
Philip was called to Rock Hill as an Associate Pastor in September 2012 and is excited to be a part of First ARP Church. It was here that he met his faithful and loving wife, Courtney. They were married in April of 2016 and are thoroughly enjoying God's gift of marriage!