Phil Fischer’s Beginnings
Alaska, the Yukon and Finally Seattle
Phil Fischer was born April 1969 in a cement room on an old air force base located of Highway 287, in the small town of Wichita Falls, Texas.
His mother did not have health insurance and back in the late 1960’s air bases would provide medical care free of charge, even childbirth.
Immediately after Phil was born, his mom hitchhiked to the Arctic Circle and for the next 15 years they continually moved around living in small towns and villages of Alaska, and the Yukon territories learning to survive the best way that they knew how.
Growing up alone in the wilds of Canada’s rugged Yukon Territories and Northwest Alaska. Living in the wilderness required you to work to live, so Phil dropped out of 8th grade to work on fishing boats to support him and his mother. They eventually settled in Girdwood, Alaska
In his early teens, Phil worked in Bristol Bay and begin a career working as a deck hand on fishing boats off the coast of Alaska and as a guide in central Alaska.
The work was hard and often times lasted 15 hours per day in sub below temperatures further riddled by hard seas. By 16, Phil had earned his way into the position of first mate on some of Bristol Bay’s most successful crabbing crews, long before this career was dramatized by Discovery channel’s “Deadliest Catch”.
At age 7, his mother gave him his first acoustic guitar as a gift and since then Phil has composed over 400 songs, many of which were sold to record labels during the 90’s.
As a teenager, Phil lived in a small 220 SF cabin which is still there today off the Alaskan Highway.
The pacific northwest
In 2012 Phil recorded “New Believer” which was never released in the United States but as of August 2015 has received almost 20 million downloads from this website and his myspace page. While Phil is not 100% native, he is respected by many natives throughout the Canada’s and Alaskta and is well known throughout Alaska, The Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.
Phil is known in native communities as “little white bear”, a name given to him by a native family. At 17, Phil hitchhiked to the lower 48 and settled in Portland, Oregon where he discovered .com and started what would become the world’s first web design firm, site #202. That firm built the first versions of many of the .com’s consumers use today.
The video of Phil performing on the streets of Pakistan has over two million downloads.
Phil completed “New Believer” in the summer of 2013 which is a ballad of songs he specifically wrote for overseas listeners about the trials and tribulations of being a son of light in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Christian CD is available at Christian Life-way nationwide, but free of charge here.
Phil spent most of his life alone traveling all over the Northwest territories and Yukon — until he moved to Seattle.
There he found happiness when he met a beautiful young woman from Bellevue, Washington who brought him to Christ in November of 2001.
Since then his life has changed in so many ways. In November of 2003 Phil was married, and today he lives in Bellevue, Washington with his wife Jamael and their eleven year old son James and nine year old son Tristan and their eight year old daughter Patricia.