Phillip B. McKinney (1927 – 1984) served as the Director of Prison Ministries for men in the Baltimore City Jail under the direction of the Teen Challenge Ministry for over fifteen years. For sixteen years, he was the teacher in the adult Sunday School class in his home church, Faith Outreach Chapel. Along with being an instructor in the Faith Outreach Bible Training Center and Graduate School, Bro. McKinney was also the Assistant Pastor and Vice President of Faith Outreach Chapel.
In his own words, Bro. McKinney said, “A giant oak springs from a small acorn, but bend it when it is young, and it will grow into an old, crooked tree. Now in order to be perfect, you should take the WHOLE Word of God and study it; go over it; not just read it, but study it over and over. In the WHOLE Word of God, there is great inspiration. Correct doctrine is like a perfect map–you always know when you have taken the wrong road.”
II Timonthy 3:16-17 says, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”