Phil Grear is a native of Parkersburg, WV and a 1974 graduate of Harding University. He has preached for churches in WV and Ohio, and has been with the East High Street church in Springfield, OH since 2000. He also serves as an elder. He and his wife Darleen have been involved in mission work in Costa Rica since 2008. Phil has spoken on various lectureships, and preaches regularly on Gospel Meetings. He is the author of a book entitled Probing the Prophets.
He and Darleen have 2 daughters. Amy Andrick is a member of the Fishinger Road congregation in Columbus, OH. Her husband, Luke, serves as a deacon. Katie Gilchrist is a member of the Pine Grove congregation in Scott Depot, WV where her husband, Jack, is the preacher. They also have 3 grandchildren, Joanna and Emily Andrick, Andrew Gilchrist