Educated, Central State University. Educated, Boston University. Master of Theology, Colgate Rochester Division School.
Doctor of Philosophy Ministry, Colgate Rochester Division School.
Pastor, various churches, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Alabama bishop 11th Episcopalian District, African Methodist Episcopal Church chairman of the board of trustees, Edward Waters College president, Kittrell College, 1960-1965; president, National Council Churches of Christ in United States of America, New York City, 1983-1987.
Chairman Durham Human Relations Commission, North Carolina, 1968-1969. Trustee Lincoln Hospital, Durham, 1966-1972, Fayetteville State University from 1972. Member Durham County Board Education from 1972, Durham County Board Social Service from 1970.
Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1968. Served to Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1952.
Married Joan Cousin; children– Philip Junior, Steven, David, Michael, Joseph.