Originally from New Zealand, PHIL JOEL is a Grammy nominated musician best known for his position as bass player for the Internationally known band Newsboys. His music has taken him all over the globe and along with these opportunities to perform musically he has become a sought-after speaker, sharing predominantly with youth. He currently tours with Newsboys United and Zealand, his most current musical venture. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife Heather and two kids.

It’s time to breath deep and take life back.


Who are we…really?

As depression, addiction, medication, pornography and suicide have become commonplace in today’s culture, it seems we have lost sight of who we actually are. Too many of us are finding ourselves breathing shallow, feeling stranded and alone.

The truth is that we can cut free from the things that are holding us back and making us sick as we catch a clear vision of the true character of God.

As we choose to align our minds and our hearts with the truth, we’ll discover that maybe God isn’t exactly who we thought He was and that life with Him is a whole lot bigger, greener, and more exciting than what we’ve settled for.

Redwoods and Whales brings a fresh take and uninhabited tools to the table to help us push aside the things that entangle and take hold of the lives that we are born to live.