Pastor Phil Waldrep coaches parents of prodigals with practical steps they can take to minimize the risk of their child becoming a prodigal. He also encourages parents that ultimately they are not responsible for the bad decisions of their children.
Phil Waldrep is a speaker, author, and founder of Phil Waldrep Ministries. He is married to Debbie Waldrep, and has two daughters — Maegan Schwindling and Melodi Waldrep. His daughter Maegan and her husband T.C. Schwindling are the parents of his granddaughter, Emory.
Starting as a vocational evangelist in 1975, Phil has lead over 1,000 revivals, speaking at some of America's leading churches like Thomas Road Baptist in Lynchburg, Virginia; First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida; First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida; Bellevue Baptist in Memphis, Tennessee; and Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California - home of Dr. David Jeremiah and Turning Point Ministries.
His books Parenting Prodigals: Six Principles to Get Your Son or Daughter Back to God and The Grandparent Factor: Five Ways to make a Difference in the Life of your Grandchild have been well received and include endorsements from Art Linkletter, Dr. David Jeremiah, Josh McDowell, and former Vice President Dan Quayle.