Phoebe Ministries’ name comes from the first-century Phoebe, a faithful servant of Christ and a member of the church Cenchrea. Paul the Apostle refers to her both as a deacon and as a helper of many. Founders of Phoebe Ministries saw it fit for her to be a role model for the organization

“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord as befits the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a helper of many and of myself as well.”
Romans 16:1-2