Fr. Philip was born into an Orthodox Family. His father is the V. Rev. Fr. Thomas Begley of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Fr. Philip grew up in Sioux City, IA and attended Morningside College, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies in 2009. He was then accepted into Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA, where he met his wife, Matushka Sarah.
In 2012, Fr. Philip received his Master of Divinity Degree (with Highest Distinction) from Holy Cross. Mat. Sarah also holds two theology degrees from Holy Cross (a THM and a MTS).
After Seminary, Father and Matushka served the parish of St. George in South Glens Falls, New York for 5 years before moving to Tennessee in August of 2017. They have one daughter and one son.