Douglas W. Phillips, Esq.
Doug Phillips is the director of Vision Forum Ministries, a discipleship and training ministry that emphasizes Christian apologetics, worldview training, multi-generational faithfulness, and creative solutions whereby fathers can play a maximum role in family discipleship. A constitutional attorney, Doug served with the Home School Legal Defense Association for six years. He serves as adjunct professor of apologetics for the Institute for Creation Research, and co-authored the book, Weapons of Our Warfare with ICR’s president Dr. John Morris. A strong advocate of mentorship, Doug has taught from his home intensive college-level, independent courses on apologetics, law, theology, and government to home school students and graduates. Doug helped to start Boerne Christian Assembly in San Antonio, which emphasizes family-integrated worship, where he serves as a teaching elder. Doug and his wife, Beall, live with their seven children, Joshua, Justice, Liberty, Jubilee, Faith Evangeline, Honor and Providence Mather, in San Antonio, Texas.
Scott T. Brown is the director of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches and elder at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He graduated from California State University in Fullerton in History and received a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology. He gives most of his time to local pastoral ministry, conferences on fatherhood, church reformation, and strengthening the family. He has been married to Deborah for twenty-four years and they have four children ages twenty-two, nineteen, fifteen, and twelve.
Geoffrey Botkin is a Christian leader and mentor to pastors in New Zealand, a nation that holds promise for the reformation of Christian civilization. Geoffrey is currently traveling in the United States with his wife Victoria and seven children. He has lectured on philosophy and history at Hillsdale College, on politics at the Heritage Foundation, on film at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, and on theology at worldview conferences in the U.S. and New Zealand. Geoffrey is the father of Anna Sophia and Elizabeth Botkin, recent co-authors of Vision Forum’s best-selling book, So Much More, a book which is reintroducing the West to concepts of multi-generational family fruitfulness and the ways daughters can become cultural leaders by becoming dynamic assets of family and church.
Anna Sofia Botkin
Anna Sofia Botkin is the oldest daughter of Geoffrey and Victoria Botkin. Since she was a little girl, she has been studying as her mother’s apprentice and her father’s ambassador. She is grateful for what her father taught her about what it means to be an arrow in her father’s hand, while living under his roof. She loves helping her family in their ministry of hospitality and attributes the most important part of her education to the interesting discussions around the famous Botkin dinner table. Since she and her sister began writing So Much More, she has come to more fully appreciate her duties as a daughter and sister, and the remarkable influence of visionary daughters on the Kingdom of God.
Elizabeth Botkin has the privilege of assisting Geoffrey Botkin in his lifework. She finds her identity among her beloved father, her wonderful mother, Victoria, her sister and her five brothers, and finds her stimulation and adventure in helping them on reformation projects affecting family, church, and state. Through the grace of God, she has been learning over the years how to submit her will to her father and channel her interests into avenues that further his vision. She and her sister serve their father through their interests in filmmaking, orchestral harp, history, music theory and composition, theology, studying speech and deportment, the reconstruction of the West, hospitality, classical piano, the persecuted church, and homemaking. A perfect case study of a born rebel turned devoted daughter, she learns more each year about the practical side of helping a father become a great man.
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