...the group met together in February 2003 and enjoyed reminiscing
over their time as a band, and their experiences in the intervening
years. All of them married and had children and grandchildren.
Tony spent many years as a missionary in Guinea Bissau (West Africa)and
later pastored a "New Frontiers" church in Christchurch, near Bournemouth. After retiring
he served for several years as an elder at a church in Salisbury.
Don took a course at the same Bible College that Tony and Sue attended,
then spent several years in teaching before moving into the field
of Christian film and video work. He plays bass guitar in his local
Ian pastored several churches before returning to freelance sales
and print buying. He died in April 2007 following a course of treatment
for a brain tumour.
Derrick combined a marketing career with a broad involvement in
church development. He runs several websites and occasionally plays guitar in his local church In 2006
he wrote and produced the musical BETHANY,
which was filmed by Don and released on DVD. This can now also be viewed online
He has written and published several books
and maintains his own YouTube channel.
The passing of the years has not diminished their enthusiasm or
ideals, and the story continues to develop. In September 2018 new webzine called
"Classic Christian Rock" featured
The Pilgrims as the
lead article in its first edition.
And Pennsylvania radio station WJTL broadcast an interview with Derrick Phillips,
including several original tracks from the group's CD.
Read the transatlantic interview with Derrick Phillips prior to
release of the PILGRIMS CD "Telling Youth the Truth) -
LISTEN to the interview
broadcast on Radio WJTL in October 2018.
Get the new book - Pilgrims Rock! - subtitled "The true story of the first Christian rock group"
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