For 29 years, Phil Stone lived his dream calling play-by-play of NFL Football and Major League Baseball for NBC Sports and hosted golf and almost every Olympic sport for ESPN. He was the Voice of the Pac-10 for Prime Ticket Network.
In 1994, Phil began wondering if there was anything more to life than traveling the world doing sports. That same year, a number of his close friends introduced him to a church not far from his home in San Diego, and six months later he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
As Phil grew in his relationship with Christ, he was given the book Halftime by Bob Buford. It helped him re-prioritize his life transitioning from a life that was success-driven into a life of significance!
After 32 years in San Diego, Phil moved cross-country to join CBMC, as National Director of Broadcast Production and Marketing, in July 2008. To be called by God sometimes means trusting Him enough to leave family, friends, and a lifestyle you’ve become accustomed to behind! “It was really about re-prioritizing my life and placing God first," Phil reflected.
Several years ago, Phil had the privilege of leading his 83-year-old mother to Christ and then an hour later raced to a Columbus area hospital to lead her twin sister to the Lord, one day before she met Him face-to-face. He calls that frigid December day the greatest day of his life.
Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Phil is a devoted Buckeye fan and has two grown children, Brent and Lindsay.