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Flip baptizing Norma McCorvey
Flip Baptizing Norma (Jane Roe) McCorvey

Photo courtesy of WORLD MAGAZINE

Rev. Philip L. (Flip) Benham


4/16/48 Syracuse, New York
Florida State University, 1970
BA Political Science
BA International Relations
Asbury Theological Seminary, 1980
Master of Divinity
     1966 Graduated Fayetteville - Manlius H.S., Manlius, NY
     1966-1968 Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa
     1968-1970 Florida State University
     1970-1973 US Army; Honorable Discharge
Saloon owner (Mad Hatter Saloon) until conversion in 1976
     1976 Warner Southern Bible College; Lake Wales, Florida
     1977-1980 Asbury Theological Seminary; Master of Divinity
Founder, Garland Free Methodist Church; Pastor until July 92
     1988 Founder, Operation Rescue Dallas/Ft Worth
     1992  Full-time Director of Operation Rescue Dallas/Ft Worth
     1994 National Director of Operation Rescue
     1999 National Director of Operation Save America
     2002 Operation Rescue/Operation Save America moves to Concord, NC

Appearing on numerous local and national television and radio programs (Good Morning America, 48 Hours, Sonja Live, David Praegger Live, ABC World News Tonight, CBS News, NBC News, Hannity & Colmes, and CNN), Rev. Benham is a bold witness for the Lord Jesus Christ in the public arena. He has been interviewed by the Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, World Magazine, and virtually every major newspaper in the country. Flip leads by example, having spent time in jail for the cause of Christ in Wichita, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Orlando, Lynchburg and Washington D.C. Flip always preaches Jesus Christ as the answer to the multitude of sins presently savaging our nation.

Married to his wife, Faye, for thirty-three years, Flip is the father of five wonderful children. Flip and Faye are also the proud grandparents of six beautiful grandchildren.