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Emmaus Bible College Inaugurates Its Sixth President

October 28, 2013

The Emmaus Bible College Board of Trustees announces the inauguration of Philip Boom as the sixth president of the College. A formal installation ceremony is planned for Saturday, November 2, 2013.

Phil Boom brings extensive management and leadership experience to the role of president at Emmaus. He currently serves as board member, formerly Chairman of the Board, at Hickory Cove Bible Camp in Taylorsville, North Carolina, and served as elder at Brandywine Bible Chapel, Wilmington, Delaware. In 2010 Mr. Boom joined the Emmaus faculty as the founding chair of the Business Department and program director of the Business Administration major. He currently serves as elder at Asbury Community Chapel, Dubuque, Iowa.

Mr. Boom has also demonstrated effective leadership in business settings. During his thirty-year career at DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware (1980-2010), Phil held a variety of responsibilities in areas of business development, marketing, operations management, and global business leadership. Additional details about Phil and his family can be found online at

The Emmaus Board of Trustees has articulated the following core commitments for this time of transition at the College:

  • Commitment to Biblical truth and its life-changing impact
  • Commitment to Biblical higher education
  • Commitment to our distinctive teaching positions, particularly those relating to the church and end times
  • Commitment to our historical constituency, the Plymouth brethren, as well as our broader evangelical constituency
  • Commitment to excellence in programs and services

The Board believes that Phil Boom shares these commitments and is the right man to provide leadership for the College as it seeks to achieve its historical mission for the 21st-century. In his three years at Emmaus, Phil has evidenced the head, heart, and hands of a servant-leader, and the Board looks forward to seeing what the Lord accomplishes through him in his role as president.