Phil has been part of the leadership team at Scotts Hill since 1994, where he served as Associate Pastor of Students from 1994-1996 and as Senior Pastor from 1996 until present. Phil and his wife, Chris, are originally from Louisiana where Phil earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Phil and Chris have two adult children, Ryan Ortego and Leslie Ortego Baker, who is married to a godly young man, Joe Baker. Phil enjoys running with his wife, hunting, going to the beach, SEC sports, especially LSU football, reading and contemporary worship music. But beyond all that, Phil’s heart is captured by the Lord Jesus and his greatest joy is to bring Glory to God.