Honorary Department Member
Ask Phil Roberts, the grand-prize winner of Princess Cruises' "Are you the Greatest Romantic?" video contest what he is most proud of and the 38-year-old minister will tell you that it's his nine-year marriage to his wife, Lisa, and his four children, 4-year-old Ashley, and 2-year-old triplets Benjamin, Casey and Danielle.
After more than 8,000 votes, Phil's video "The Greatest Romantic???" received the vast majority and he was crowned the greatest romantic by Princess Cruises. He was also named an honorary member and ambassador of love for the line's Department of Romance, offering his own tips and advice on how to keep romance a top priority.
In the cleverly produced video, Phil nominated himself as the most romantic with a creative and touching poem narrated by his 3-year-old daughter, Ashley. The 38-year-old shared that romance has always been the core his nine year marriage to his wife Lisa. After learning that Lisa had always dreamt of becoming engaged at the ocean, in 1998 Roberts created a beach scene in his apartment in Ohio, complete with a thousand pounds of sand, stars in the sky and a fluorescent beach scene painted on the walls. (To watch his winning video click here.)
The Senior Minister at Hill-n-Dale Christian Church in Lexington, KY was ordained in 1993, after graduating from Milligan College in northeast Tennessee.
In addition to his parish activities, Phil and Lisa Roberts started a charity, Project Seahorse in memory of their daughter, Emily. The organization offers counseling and support for parents of preemies, particularly those in NICU. In addition, they volunteer at the Lexington Ronald McDonald House each month.
When not caring for his family, his parish and his charity, Phil enjoys running, drawing, writing, creating family videos, photography, website design, and entering essay and video contests.
In his spare time, he and his wife enjoy the occasional date night.
Our five-year wedding anniversary was a special romantic milestone for my wife and me. Three years earlier, we began trying to have children, but not successfully. We had prayed, and cried, and sought fertility treatment--all without avail...
How does it feel to be named "The Greatest Romantic" by Princess Cruises?
Wonderful, humbling and challenging all at the same time. I proudly wear the title, but at the same time now I've got a lot of pressure to keep one particular judge impressed...
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