Eric Phillips announces plans to return to Law Enforcement
It is with bittersweet emotion that we announce the soon departure of our award winning tenor Eric Phillips. Eric has served this ministry with integrity and honor since our very beginning seven years ago. Bitter, because I view him as a second son and cherish the bond and relationship God has allow us to have for these years. Sweet, because we firmly believe that God has a plan for all of us as we move forward to the next phase of our lives.
Eric has been praying with careful consideration about this move for a number of months and feels confident that his return to Law Enforcement is what is best for he and his family. Please join us in praying for God’s perfect will for both Eric and this ministry. His departure will take place sometime mid to late summer depending on our finding a suitable replacement and his reinstatement to active duty as a police officer. As Eric stated to me, “I have two passions. One is singing, and the other is Law Enforcement. I have enjoyed my days with MTT and have enjoyed the love of gospel music fans around the world. But I am convinced this is the right timing for this change.”
Anyone interested in auditioning for the tenor position should send a brief resume along with a sample tape or CD to Mark Trammell Trio/audition/PO Box 588/Gadsden, AL/35902. We will in turn listen and then contact those we feel to be the individuals most likely to fit our style, etc. Auditions will begin just after fathers day as the group will be on an eight day tour and then vacation immediately following.
If you wish to send cards of encouragement to Eric, Lauren, Carley, and Blake, send them to Eric Phillips / c/o Mark Trammell Trio/PO Box 588/Gadsden, AL 35902.
I smile when reminded that the only thing that doesn’t change is Jesus. In order for us to grow as Christians, change must take place. We wish Eric and his family God’s speed in the days ahead.
In HIS service,
A MTT FanJune 5, 2009 4:11 pm
It is very sad that you are leaving, Eric. 🙁 But I know that God's plan is best so it is best to follow what you know God wants you to do.
I hope that ya'll will find the right replacement. There's someone out there that needs to be singing with MTT and I know that God will show you who the right one is.
AnonymousJune 5, 2009 4:11 pm
wow, we'll miss you Eric, I really like your "safe on the glory side."
MarshaJune 10, 2009 3:06 pm
What an awesome young man you are Eric, I hate to see you leave, you will be missed by many.
AnonymousJune 13, 2009 8:09 pm
Eric, you are an awesome young man and how much you love the Lord shows when you sing praises to him. Mark will never be able to find anyone to fill your shoes. You are truly special and you will be missed! May God bless you and your family,
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