Rev. Philip J. Arends, SRPC, PRPC

I'm Philip J Arends. I was born and raised in Williston, ND - heart of the Williston Oil Basin, "The Bakken" as it's called now. I am a graduate of Williston High School; Bismarck State (Junior) College, Bismarck, ND; and Jerry Savelle Bible Institute & School of World Evangelism in Crowley, TX. 

I have 47 hours of Sex Addiction Recovery training and 31 hours of Partner Recovery training and Six (6) months of supervision with Dr. Doug Weiss, President of the American Association of Sex Addition Therapy; led a "Conquer Series-Pure Desire" work group for sex addiction; and I have 30 hours of Care and Counsel of Combat Trauma (PTSD) training through Military Ministry since 2013.


I am Ordained by Pastor Billy Coffman of Christian Centers International in Springdale, AR. I also hold Ordinations from Living Water Fellowship of Rogers, AR and "The Hope for India Project" of Texas.


I'm a licensed Water Plant (Grade 4), Distribution (Grade 3), and Wastewater (Grade 2) Operator from the  North Dakota State Dept of Health. Recently acquiring Distribution ( Grade 3) and Water Plant ( Grade 4) reciprocity from the state of Arkansas Department of Health. 


I have worked through my own addictions and traumas from growing up: Won the battle over Alcohol & Drug Addiction (36 years sober/clean); now helping myself and other men in their battle with Sex Addiction using the “Conquer Series” and Dr. Doug Weiss' techniques to get free from this bondage. I am also an avid Ham Radio Operator (N7XLT) with an Extra Class license. I've been married to my beautiful Soulmate VickieD for over 6 years and am VERY IN LOVE with her!