Andrew Phipps


Born May 4, 1942 in Muncie Indiana
Married Shirlean Terry on April 4, 1964
Children: Andrew, Jr., Angelia, and John Clay Phipps
Grandchildren: Amanda, Andrew III, Emily Phipps, Hannah and Eli Nordhorn

MA 1968
BA 1960 - 1964
1957 - 1960

Ball State University, Muncie Indiana
Central High School, Muncie Indiana

Honors Program at Ball State University
American History
Political Science

Regular Secondary Teacher
1967 - 1997 Southside High School, Muncie Indiana
1966 - 1967 Chrysler High School, New Castle Indiana
1964 - 1965 Selma High School, Selma Indiana

  • Chairman of the Social Studies Department, Muncie Southside High School, 1972 - 1986

  • January 2001 - October 2001 - Director Of Community Relations for Congressman Mike Pence, 6th District

Fellowship Baptist Church, Ordained May 4, 1980
Muncie Exchange Club
Kentucky Colonel
Past Member of Muncie Library Board


  • Distinguished Hoosier Award - Governor Mitch Daniels

  • Andrew Phipps Award for Excellence in Gospel Muncie

  • Two Olin W. Davis Awards for high school economics

  • Junior Achievement Teacher of the Year For East Central Indiana

  • 1999 Delaware County Personal Integrity Award

Other Activities:

  • Over 30 years of hosting Radio / Television programs

  • Speaking across America with "Faith, Family and Freedom" message

  • Tours - All U.S. States and several foreign countries

  • Nominated for Indiana State Senator


Family | Reading | Traveling | Genealogy

Experienced Tour Hosts: Andrew and Shirlean Phipps have hosted tours since 1982. Andrew is a retired educator with 32 years of teaching U.S. government, history, and economics. Their tours have taken hundreds of happy folks to all 50 states, most of Canada, and to several foreign countries.

Exciting Destinations: A variety of entertaining, inspiring, and historical tours have graced the schedule through the years. Destinations have included New York City at Christmastime; Washington, D.C. at Cherry Blossom time; presidential homes at Mount Vernon and the Eisenhower Farm in Pennsylvania; and well-known cities such as Boston, Charleston, Savannah, London, Dublin, and various countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, and Israel.

Bottom Line: If you enjoy first-class sightseeing in a Christian environment, meeting new friends, and laughing to clean humor and wholesome fun, and personal attention from gracious hosts, then Shirlean and Andrew Phipps bring it all. They'll be looking for you on their next tour.

TV & Radio: The popular Phipps Gospel Sing radio and television programs, hosted by Andrew and Shirlean, began airing in 1975. They have featured the nation's best known and loved Southern Gospel groups such as The Florida Boys, Inspirations, Hoppers, Perrys, Greenes, Dixie Melody Boys, McKameys, and on and on.

The Phipps Gospel Sing long-running Sunday morning radio show on WMDH-FM (102.5) airs from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Great response from loyal listeners reflects the enormous popularity of the program.

Concert Promotion: In 1974, Andrew and Shirlean introduced the Inspirations, from Bryson City, N.C., to the Indiana area. In the early 1990s, Andrew and Shirlean launched their concert ministry, which included many of the popular national Southern Gospel quartets and groups.

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