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Phillip F. Tarver (Phil Tarver) is senior Pastor of United Faith Center Ministries International and a gospel recording artist.

Phil has served under such great spiritual leaders as the Reverend Dr. T.L. White Sr. of The New Zion M.B. Church, Bishop Claude E. Tears of the First Corinthians Baptist Church, Bishop Larry Trotter of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church, Pastor Elijah C. Smith Jr. of the Temple of Praise Outreach & Deliverance Ministries, where he was ordained a minister of the gospel in 1991 and appointed Elder in 1993.

Valley Kingdom Ministries International

Prior to Pastoring, Phil served under the leadership of Apostle H. Daniel Wilson of Valley Kingdom Ministries International. In 2001, Apostle Wilson confirmed Phil as Elder and affirmed in the office of the Prophet in 2007.


Phil served as Director of Music Ministry and worship leader of Valley Kingdom Ministries International’s praise team, “Shekinah Glory Ministry”. New songs and prophetic proclamations were released in the weekly worship services, which opened the doors for Phil to record three solo projects: Be Pleased, Draw Nearer, and Place of Worship. The CD/DVD Draw Nearer is known for the chart-topping song, “Better Than That,” along with “Sweet Spirit,” and “The Psalmist Prayer.” The CD entitled Place of Worship which contains the single, “God is Able” debuted number four on the Billboard Gospel charts.

International Work

Pastor Phil has travelled to various nations of the world including, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba, Mexico, Bahamas, Barbados, Liberia, Turk & Caicos, Peru & St. Lucia.

The Ministry

In obedience to the will of God, United Faith Center Ministries International was launched in December 2012. The vision of United Faith Center Ministries International is to build strong individuals and strong families that will model the love of God and reach the world with the good news of Jesus Christ according to Ephesians 4:11-16.

Pastor Phil has served on the South Holland Ministerial Association as board member since 2013 and is currently serving as President since 2018.

2020 Daily Prayers

In January of 2020 Pastor Phil started ‘2020 Daily Prayers” live on social media platforms at 6:00 a.m. 2020 Daily Prayers started during a time of fasting and seeking God for the ministry for twenty one days. Pastor Phil was led to continue throughout the year unaware of the coming COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 Daily Prayers continues in 2021 ministering comfort and strength to those in need.

As Pastor and artist, Pastor Phil’s desire is to unite worship teams, leaders in ministry and families that we may worship as one.

Phillip and Vondrea are celebrating thirty-six years of marriage and they have five adult children: Phil Jr., Phylicia, Isaac (Teresa), Tenetia, Alicia and five grandsons.