"As the Father has sent me, even so, I am sending you." John 20:21
We launch Gospel-centered churches and outreach initiatives.
What We Believe
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, without error in its original form, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of all people and the final authority in all it affirms.
God has existed from all eternity as the Trinity. He is three persons, one essence, perfect, unchangeable. The creation, preservation and governance of all things are a matter of divine will and activity.
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, indivisible; eternal, not created; born of the Virgin Mary; the second person of the Trinity. Having lived a sinless life, he died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, acts as our mediator and will judge all humanity.
The Holy Spirit is fully God and seeks to glorify Jesus Christ. His work is to convict people of sin, regenerate the believing sinner and to reside in, guide, teach and give gifts and power to Christians for godly living and service.
The first man and woman were Adam and Eve, created in the image of God, as are all people. Adam and Eve sinned against God, imparting to the entire human race a sinful nature, corrupt in all its parts. Salvation from sin is by God’s grace, through faith, which is necessarily demonstrated in good works.
The only basis of salvation is Christ’s perfect life, His substitutionary, sacrificial death and His resurrection.
The true church is comprised of all those who have exercised saving faith in Christ and are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Members of the true church are also expected to be members in a local church and should actively serve in that church, as gifted by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the head of the church; it should be led by those who qualify for leadership according to the requirements of overseers.
The personal return of Christ is imminent and has a profound bearing on our lives in this present age. There will a bodily resurrection of the dead – believers will be resurrected to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord unbelievers will be resurrected to judgment and eternal, conscious torment.
Our Staff and Directors
Tim and Cindy Zulker founded The Philip Center in 2003. Tim served on the staff of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship at Princeton University from 1983 to 1994. He and Cindy then joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ and moved to Providence, RI, and directed the campus ministry at Brown University until 2003. Tim holds degrees in English Literature (BA) from Eastern College, English Literature (MA) from Boston College and Christian Thought (MA) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He serves their church, Godspeed Fellowship, part-time as the teaching elder. In his spare time, Tim can be found at his kids’ swim meets, hiking in the woods or taming the great outdoors of his own backyard. Cindy joined the staff of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship in 1989 when she married Tim. She holds degrees in Psychology (BA) from Taylor University, in Counseling (MA) from Trenton State College and studied for an MA in Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Tim and Cindy, with their four children, make their home in Barrington, RI.
Rich and Susan Fulton joined the staff of The Philip Center in November of 2006. Rich served for many years in business management, and both he and Susan have served in their local churches in men’s and women’s ministries. Rich and Susan bring with them a love for sharing Christ, having come to faith as adults. They have expanded The Philip Center’s ministry in Connecticut and have served heartily by overseeing Philip Center events. Rich earned a BS in Business from Castleton State College, and Susan graduated from the University of Hartford with a BA in Sociology and from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelors in Social Work. Rich and Susan have three children, and live in Seekonk, MA. Rich serves Godspeed Fellowship as an elder and Susan as a deaconess.
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How is The Philip Center Funded?
The Philip Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) ministry. We depend on the generous donations of individuals and churches who care about the outreach and understand the challenges of keeping it going. We want you to give because you believe this ministry is strategic. And we want you to give out of the passion of your heart. You can match your own interests to the Philip Center's in different ways, by starting here. For example, you can give to a project. Choose from the drop down menu and select a project that sparks your passion for giving. Or you can give to a staff member. You may want your contribution to go to a particular person — full-time staff or an intern. Choose their name from the dropdown menu. You can also give to the general fund. You gift will be put toward all of these projects equally. Choose “General Fund” from the dropdown menu.