about Phil DuFrene
Founder, director of Port of Hope Ministries

Phil grew up in central Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and earned pilot and aircraft mechanics licenses at Moody Aviation.

He has served in aviation and field missions since 1976 in Indonesia, northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan and taught aviation at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. He worked with Campus Crusade for Christ's JESUS Film Project from 1991 to 2006 in Canada and Florida.

The idea for Port of Hope Ministry started back in 1995 when Phil's travels for the JESUS Film took him to port cities in the Caribbean and Latin America.

They started Port of Hope Ministries in 2002 and the USA and 2005 in Canada.

Port of Hope has had ministries in Haiti and the cruise terminal in Miami, Florida, and currently has ministries in Guyana, the Fraser-Surrey Docks in British Columbia and Northwest Washington state.

Phil is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and commissioned Workplace Chaplain with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptists. He is also a Civil War Re-enactors battlefield chaplain.

He is married to Debbie and they have four adult kids (Jesse, Pete, Steve and Raman Elizabeth) and five grandchildren. Phil and Debbie live three blocks south of the Canadian border in Sumas, Washington.

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