In the 1960s, as a member of the first Christian rock band,
The Pilgrims, Derrick Phillips
spent seven years in front-line evangelism, carrying the gospel into dingy night clubs, large concert halls,
churches, town halls and all manner of venues throughout England and in Ireland. After leaving the band,
Derrick began a career in corporate management and eventually formed his own business.
The book, "Pilgrims Rock!", is the true story of his seven-year adventure in musical evangelism.
He has served in church leadership, written, and published several books and articles on the faith and served in musical ministry as a guitarist and singer. It is out of that musical experience that he wrote and produced the musical Bethany, later followed by the book, "Little church of Bethany". He now lives near Bristol, where he is a member of St Michael's Church, Stoke Gifford. Now, in retirement, he spends much of his time writing - see My Books and, for shorter articles and poems, A-Z Index.