Phillip’s work outside the parish includes composing for Liturgy Solutions and serving as Secretary of the Board for International Mission for the LCMS. He also serves as Cantor for Doxology retreats. He was active with the Lutheran Hymnal Project, which assembled the Lutheran Service Book (LSB), and was chairman of the LSB Introduction Committee. LSB contains several of his compositions, including the tune UNION CITY (“If Christ Had Not Been Raised From Death”–LSB 486) and the OT canticle in the new Service of Prayer and Preaching (“The Lord God is My Strength and My Song”). Phillip is the composer of the song cycle setting Luther’s Small Catechism to music published by CPH, Sing the Faith. His wife, Cheryl, is an accomplished choral accompanist. The Magnesses are homeschoolers, and have three children: Trevor, Caitlin, and Evan.