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 and Emily Phippen Newsletter (Winter 2020) January 28, 2020 Seth and Emily Phippen  Newsletter (Winter 2020) 1 Chronicles 16:11 –  Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His presence continually!  Hello!  We hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. We would like to thank you for your financial support and prayers throughout 2019. This past year we have been able to accomplish many things through the ministry of Teen Missions in Malawi. We would like to share some of the highlights with you and share with you about the vision and some of the ...
  • Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Fall 2019) September 27, 2019 Seth & Emily Phippen Newsletter (Fall 2019) Hey from the Phippen Family,  Hope you are all doing well. It’s been a busy time for us these last few months. We are doing well and staying healthy. James has started kindergarten with Emily here at home and he is loving it. Lauren likes to tag along and do her school right alongside James. She loves to play “kitchen” with her play food and has regular tea parties. James loves creating with legos, paper, boxes, and anything else he can ...
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