Philip Byler entered vocational Christian ministry as a sixth generation follower of his family's ministry history. After completing high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and served this nation for eight years. In July of 1964, he married the former Judy Ballew of Epworth, Georgia.
In 1970, he entered college, and continued his educational process for the next 35 years, acquiring a Doctorate in Relgious Education degree in 2005, blending ministry with education across that span of time. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in 1972, and for more than 35 years, actively served several churches in pastoral work. In 2005, Dr. Phil began to travel internationally as a pastoral/leadership specialist, ministering on five continents.
Today, he has a parallel career as a Christian writer and publisher. He has authored numerous books and ghost written many more, working with nationally and internationally known ministers and motivational speakers.