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 (Spring 2019) May 7, 2019 Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Spring 2019) Dear Friends,  We hope that spring has come your way and that you are thawing out from the cold winter months. Life and ministry with Teen Missions in Malawi continues on with exciting new opportunities, ministry expansion and kingdom growth. Thank you for praying for and financially supporting our family. We thank God for the opportunity that we have to serve Him here in Malawi because of the sacrifices that you have made and continue to make because of your love ...
  • Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Winter 2019) February 15, 2019 Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Winter 2019) A Skip And A Hop Away… After three months in the States, we are back in Malawi! We are excited to get back to work here and be with the Teen Missions team that we work with. It was hard to say goodbye to our friends and family, not knowing the next time that we would see them. That is one of the hardest things about living in Africa, but we are also so thankful for the technology that is available ...
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