phil hoggard staffPhil joined the ministry team in 2016 as the Administrative Minister. He and his wife Judy have been part of the Downtown family since 2000, and he has served as a Shepherd since 2002.

Phil graduated from Harding in 1978 with a degree in Biology. For 14 years of his career, he worked in the physician recruiting business in both Atlanta and Dallas. Previous to working at Downtown, he sold real estate with RE/MAX here in Searcy, serving as an Executive Broker with his wife Judy.

Phil and Judy enjoy six precious grandchildren. They have two sons (Jeff/Missy and Joel/Emily) who live in Searcy. Between soccer and softball/tee ball, football and grandchildren's parties, life is pretty much one big celebration. Phil has been the voice of Harding Academy football games since 1998, so Friday nights in the fall are one of his most fun times. He also is a big Razorback fan.

His ministry goal is trying to assist the staff, ministry leaders, deacons and fellow Shepherds in their efforts to love this church family, strengthen the body, and walk with them on their spiritual journey.