Phyllis EnglePhyllis was born into a pastor's home near Carland, Michigan . Her mother led her to the Lord at the age of six.
was nine, the family moved to Dayton , Ohio , where her
father became pastor of the Brethren in Christ mission.The Engle family worked together in the city ministry, and sang together in conferences, camp meetings, etc. Phyllis studied for two on weekends girls' club, Sunday School, and youth meetings, at her years at Messiah College and two at Taylor University , and graduated with a B.S. in Education.She
then taught elementary school in Dayton for six years while assisting father's church in Cincinnati. In 1964 Phyllis completed a Masters in Education at Miami University (Ohio ). She earned a graduate degree in Library Science at the University of Michigan , and went on to be assistant librarian at Messiah College for two years. From 1970-78 Phyllis worked at Youngways Hostel and Matopo Book Centre in Zimbabwe . She also served as superintendent of the children's Sunday school at Nguboyenja Church for three years prior to spending a year in the states.In 1980 Phyllis returned to Africa, this time to Zambia , where she was head of the Resource Centre at David Livingstone Teachers' College in Livingstone.She
worked with college and high school students in their fellowship meetings and Bible studies and witnessed to students, graduates, and children through personal counseling, Christian literature and Good News Clubs.After two years as an investment officer at the Jacob Engle Foundation in Mechanicsburg , PA , Phyllis returned to Zambia in January 1992 where she served as librarian at the Theological College of Central Africa (TCCA) in Ndola until 1998.
In January 1999, following furlough leave, Phyllis
returned to the Sikalongo Bible Institute
in Zambia while awaiting her
working papers from Zimbabwe . After receiving her
papers at the end of March, she
returned to Zimbabwe to begin her
job as College Librarian at the Theological College of Zimbabwe
has been ably serving.