Philip David Wickham (born April 5, 1984) is a Contemporary Christian musician, singer and songwriter from San Diego, California. Wickham has released nine albums, Give You My World in 2003, a self-titled album in 2006, Cannons in 2007, Singalong in 2008, Heaven & Earth in 2009, Response in 2011, and Singalong 2 in 2012, The Ascension in 2013, Sing-A-Long 3 in 2015, and Children of God in 2016. He has also led worship at Soul Survivor.
Philip was raised in a Christian home, the second of three children (brother Evan, sister Jillian), and after feeling the need to "make his faith his own" he began leading worship for his youth group at 13 years of age. He graduated from Calvary Christian School in Vista, California in 2002. Wickham's father is currently a worship leader, and both of his parents were at one time members of Jesus movement band Parable. His older brother Evan Wickham is also a musician who used to serve at Calvary Chapel in Vista, and now currently pastors Park Hill Church in San Diego, California. His parents, John and Lisa (née, Irwin), encouraged Wickham to learn popular praise songs and to write his own. Wickham began his full-time music career by touring California and recording his first album.
After releasing his first album, Give You My World in 2003, Wickham signed with Simple Records. Wickham released his self-titled label debut in 2006. Wickham's second release with Simple/INO Records, Cannons, was released in 2007. Cannons was partly inspired by cannon explosions and C.S. Lewis's book, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader from The Chronicles of Narnia series. Wickham stated in an interview with ChristianityToday.com that the album is "about how the universe is exploding with the glory of God, and how we are compelled to join in with its song." The 10th track from Cannons, "Jesus Lord of Heaven", has been translated into seven different languages. On August 8, 2008 Wickham released a live worship album titled Singalong, recorded at Solid Rock Church Portland, Oregon with 3000 fans present. The album was released as a free download, only available from his website, and received over 8,000 downloads within a week of being released. After the release of his singalong album, his self-titled was No. 25 on iTunes Store Top Christian Albums sales, two years after its initial release. On October 30, 2012, Phil Wickham released his second live acoustic album, Singalong 2.
Heaven and Earth, was released on November 17.
Wickham's Christmas album Songs for Christmas was released as a digital download only available on his website on October 29, 2010. Response was released on October 4, 2011 while The Ascension was released on September 24, 2013.
In February 2016, Wickham released the first single, "Your Love Awakens Me", from his album, Children of God, which is due to be released in April of the same year.
Wickham visits churches across the world to play his music. From late 2006 to early 2007, he went on the "Coming Up to Breathe" tour with MercyMe and Audio Adrenaline.
In late 2007, he went on the Remedy tour with the David Crowder Band and The Myriad.
In the mid-2010, Phil Wickham was one of the worship leaders present at Soul Survivor week C and Momentum Festival in the UK.
On November 2, 2008, Wickham married his longtime girlfriend, and they have three daughters and one son.
Wickham had surgery to remove a polyp from folds of his vocal cords on April 28, 2014, following which he was prescribed a month of silence to allow the surgical site to heal.