Phippen, Seth & Emily


Meet the Phippens


Seth is the 4th of 12 in his family and grew up in upstate New York on a dairy farm. Growing up he knew that God wanted him to be involved in advancing the Gospel. When he was 15 he went on his first missions trip with Teen Missions. After that summer he knew God wanted him to attend the Teen Missions Bible school.

Emily is 4th of 10 in her family and grew up in northern Minnesota. She also had a heart for missions from a very young age. She came on her first missions trip with Teen Missions in 2010 and came to the Bible school the same year that Seth did. 

We got married on October 6th, 2012, after that, we spent 9 months in Malawi, Africa doing our internship with Teen Missions and joined staff shortly after that. We are blessed to have a son, James Lincoln born September 19, 2014, and a daughter Lauren Noel born June 2, 2016. We now are serving as staff with Teen Missions in Malawi at the base in Chipoka. Seth is the country coordinator and Emily does all she can to help with the Teen Missions office and take care of the kids and make where they live the best home for everyone.

Prayer Requests

 My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.  

Philippians 1:20

  • Spiritual growth

  • Health and safety

  • Wisdom to raise James

  • A passion for the lost

  • Strength for each day


  • Seth – December 11
  • Emily – August 16
  • James – September 19
  • Lauren – June 2


  • October 6, 2012 

Missionary News

  • Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Winter 2018) January 29, 2018 Greeting from Malawi! We have been busy the last few months! We started a new MSSM bicycle circuit. We built a staff house for four new staff and set up eight locations where these staff will ride to once per week to teach Sunday school which includes Bible lessons, Bible memory, quizzing, phonics and songs. This is a very remote village of Malawi and some locations can only be reached by bicycle.  When we began the building we had to walk ...
  • Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Fall 2017) October 5, 2017 Greeting Friends and Family,   The last few months have been a crazy adventure filled with new people, places and food. We moved all our belongings and ourselves to Malawi, AFRICA. We came with a Teen Missions team of 24 teens. Our project with the teens was to drill a well for a village in need of clean water. While drilling the well we were able to share the Gospel through music, dramas and personal testimonies. Although the majority of the ...
  • Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Spring 2017) May 11, 2017   We pray you all had a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is risen! What a wonderful reminder of the new life we have in Christ. We were able to spend the Easter season with Seth's family in New York State. It was a great time to see family and celebrate our Lord. Canada  We arrived in Canada on December 1st and loved our time in the cold north! While we were there Seth was responsible for ...
  • Phippen, Seth & Emily Newsletter (Winter 2017) February 10, 2017 PARTNERS IN MISSION Happy New Year! Emily and I have so much to be thankful for and we are excited and look forward to what God is going to do in us this year. If you have been getting our updates you know that we are always on the move! That was true in 2016 as we moved our family to the Teen Missions base in Saskatchewan, Canada in December. We will be making another BIG move this summer as we move ...
  • Phippen, Seth & Emily Newsletter (Fall 2016) November 9, 2016 Partners in Mission John 1:29  “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him,  and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” The “Lamb of God”, Christ, takes away sin. He washes it away with His blood. Not because of anything I have done or anything I can do, but only because of God’s grace which cannot be earned nor deserved. This is the message that we preach to others—that Christ takes away sin!  Over the summer We love ...
  • Phippen, Seth & Emily Newsletter (Spring 2016) May 23, 2016 Seeking His Kingdom First!Matthew 6:31-33 says, “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”Emily and I are trying to live this out every day as we have been encouraged by Christ ...
  • Phippen, Seth & Emily Newsletter (Winter 2016) February 17, 2016 Matthew 28:6 “HE HAS RISEN” I know it’s the first month of 2016 and we just celebrated birth of Jesus, but I have been reminded of how Christ’s birth—without thought to His life, death and resurrection—is only half the story! We can’t wait until March to speak of the resurrection. The very purpose that He came was to give Himself, to die as a ransom. He would not stay dead, death could not hold Him! Our only appropriate response is ...
  • Phippen, Seth & Emily Newsletter (Fall 2015) October 8, 2015 Dear Friends and Family,We wanted to take a minute to update you on our summer in Bangladesh, Asia, with Teen Missions. On June 6th 16 teenagers arrived at Merritt Island, Florida, to train and grow together as our team. On June 20th we set off and flew over 20 hours to get to Bangladesh! We arrived at 2 AM and after four hours of sleep we started our first day getting to know the staff and students at the Assemblies ...
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