When Jesus called Philip to become one of the twelve Apostles, Philip immediately went and brought Nathanael, who also became an Apostle of Jesus (John 1:43-51). Philip was a fisherman from Bethsaida. When Jesus was teaching a crowd of more than 5,000 people, He asked Philip where they would buy food for so many people, perhaps because they were near Philip’s hometown of Bethsaida. Of course, Jesus had other plans for feeding the large crowd (John 6:1-14). After the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, some Greeks came to Philip asking to see Jesus, and Philip brought the request to Andrew and the two of them brought it to Jesus (John 12:20-26). Later that week, Philip asked Jesus to show the Father to the Apostles (John 14:8-11). In fulfilling the words of Jesus, Philip preached and performed miracles in Samaria (Acts 8:4-8). On a desert road from Jerusalem to Gaza, Philip met an Ethiopian eunuch, shared the Gospel of Jesus from Isaiah 53, and baptized him (Acts 8:26-40). Philip the Apostle, one of the Twelve, should not be confused with Philip the Evangelist, one of the Seven (see Acts 6:1-6 & 21:8).
May 1 is the festival day for Philip along with James, son of Alphaeus