Philippe emigrated from France in 1979 and studied nursing in Jerusalem. He and his wife have five children. He worked as a Registered Nurse at Alyn Pediatric Rehabilitation Center for 25 years where he specialised in Home Ventilation and became Director of the Home for Ventilated Progressive Muscular Dystrophy in Israel.
After three years of full time ministry as an assistant-pastor in a local congregation Philippe went back to his professional activities as a RN working for ten years in the Plastic Surgery Department at Shaarei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He established the Healthcare Believers Fellowship (HBF) in 2011 and has been working full time for the Fellowship since 2017.