Phil Weingart is a Bible teacher and apologist from a Jewish background, with a prophetic edge. A former Information Technology geek, Phil has been defending Christianity on the Internet since before “Internet” was a household word. He likes to say that he is self-educated, but in fact he has a degree in Rhetoric & Public Address from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA emphasizing information systems from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Also, he would not know anything worth knowing without the help of the Holy Spirit, so “self-educated” is a bit misleading.
Next to him in the photo is his bride, Shelly, who keeps him honest. They’ve been married six years as of April 2013, and live together with Phil’s dad in Pittsburgh, PA. Shelly is a marriage and family counselor. They have six kids between the two of them (four his, two hers,) but none of them are young enough to be hanging around the house even part-time.
Phil is the author of a few articles and a book entitled “He’s Greater Than You Know: Essays for a Doubting Christian,” which you can purchase here in trade paperback or Kindle format. He has also presented Frank Turek’s and Norm Geisler’s seminar, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist,” at a few churches near his former home on Cape Cod. Phil teaches in the local church and anywhere else that will have him.
The Body of Christ is a community, and nobody can be a Christian alone. Until they recently moved to Pittsburgh, Phil and Shelly were active in the Vineyard Community Church in Kingston, MA, and were fully accountable to the leadership there. Phil has taught from the pulpit there and teaches classes about baptism, the Old Testament, and bible study tools. They are currently looking for a new church home in Pittsburgh.
Phil is also a heckuva good bass player and a modestly experienced sound engineer, and he doesn’t mind being asked to help out with either one.