Francis (Frank) M. Phillips was born March 6, 1928 in Earlville, Iowa. He served in the United Sates Navy and later in the United States Air Force for a total of 42 years including National Guard and Reserve duty. He graduated as a mechanical engineer in mid 1950s from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Between he and his wife, Ruby, they had seven children, 20 grandchildren and four great-grands.
Both Frank and Ruby were active in the mission field starting in 1979 when they first went to China on a Bible delivery trip. They spent two years in Hong Kong from 1980 to 1982 when they moved to Cincinnati Ohio where Frank continued his career in the aero-space industry. He ended his career in California and retired in 1993. They moved to Fallbrook in 1997 where they enjoyed several years as avocado farmers.
In 1990, they started an organization called Water of Life under the umbrella of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. This was a mission organization set up to minister to the needs of the Christians in many parts of Asia, most recently in Cambodia where it has been thriving since 2005. Check out www.wateroflifecombodia.com.
It was a rich, full life and they have been blessed beyond their fondest dreams to see what God has done and allowed them to be a part of.