Phillip Hopwood

Phillip is pastor of the three congregations of the Grace Communion International in Tasmania, the southern island state of Australia. He has been a church member since 1972, graduated from Ambassador College BA program, majoring in theology with highest distinction, in 1983. He has undertaken a variety of studies since, including Regent College classes in Biblical Interpretation, and a number of classes at the Tasmanian College of Ministry, including Old Testament Theology, as well as completing Certificate IV in Assessment Vocational and Workplace Training at TAFE in Hobart. Besides part time pastoring, he assists with ACCM classes by giving feedback and grading student assessments, runs a small computer business, and teaches a variety of courses at the Tasmanian Education Department's Adult Education division. He enjoys computers, reading historical novels, trout fishing, photography and travel.

Phillip has a passion for preaching God's word to his people. He been involved in speaking clubs and preaching classes for 35 years. He has been serving as pastor for nearly 25 years in Canada and Australia.