Serving the Lord with Gladness
Phyllis Elliott Elvington, a lifelong resident of Green Sea, South Carolina, is a member of Tabor City Baptist Church in Tabor City, North Carolina. She and her husband, Charles, have three sons: Matthew Philip Elliott, John Mark Elliott, and Charles Webb Elvington, Jr.
In 1976, Phyllis received her B.A. degree in elementary education from the University of South Carolina at Coastal Carolina College. She taught second grade, kindergarten, and gifted/talented classes at Green Sea Floyds Elementary prior to serving Horry County Schools as a part-time teacher evaluator. In 1985, when teaching full-time, she was honored by being named HCS Teacher of the Year.
Phyllis is active in service to her Lord at the church, associational, and state levels. She has served on the Board of Directors of the N.C. Baptist Foundation and on the General Board of the N.C. Baptist State Convention.
She has been a contributing writer for Start, the Mission Friends curriculum guide; the Baptist devotional, Open Windows; and Sunday school lessons in the Biblical Recorder. She is the author of three books: The Practical ABC’s of Reducing Stress…Living your life with less worry and more joy!; The Practical ABC’s of Home Missions…Sharing Jesus’ love in your circle of influence! and The Practical ABC’s of Prayer—Praying to your Heavenly Father about absolutely everything! She has spoken and led conferences across the USA.
Phyllis’ energetic, uplifting, and well-prepared style may have you laughing in the aisles one minute and your heart on its knees the next. From associational meetings to ministers’ wives retreats, senior adult conferences to prayer retreats, Phyllis stays quite busy Serving the Lord with Gladness.