Phil Cross is known as a one of today’s most anointing Christian music artists and is highly regarded as a composer, singer, and speaker. He began using his God-given musical talents as a teenager and has been writing songs since 1983. Brought up in a Christian home by loving parents, Phil has truly been blessed with a marvelous life in service to God.
However, Phil’s early years were challenging. Phillip Allen Cross was born in Ringgold, GA and raised in Chattanooga, TN. For Phil, life was great until the first grade! Phil was not prepared to be labeled the “UGLY KID” in school but that’s what happened. Each year worsened as Phil became more and more beaten-down by the cruelty of his classmates. But God had a big plan for this young boy and Phil plugged into God’s plan when he gave his life to Jesus Christ at the age of eleven. Since then, God has used the trials of his youth to bring a distinct depth and richness to his work. Phil credits the struggles of his youth for giving him the passion to become a minister of the Gospel through songwriting, singing, and testimony.
God has miraculously lifted him, equipped him, and brought him to a place of prominence in music ministry. Certainly, Phil Cross is no stranger to Christian Music. He has long been known as one of today’s finest composers. He has received many of gospel music’s highest honors including Dove Awards, Song Of The Year, and Songwriter Of The Year honors. Although he has gained recognition as a composer and a singer, and has had a great deal of success as a musician, Phil has remained genuine and sincere. His strongest desire is to let everyone know that God is on their side and He has an incredible plan for their lives.