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Phil Hotsenpiller

Phil is the co-founder and Senior Pastor, with his wife Tammy of Influence Church in Anaheim Hills, California. Influence Church seeks to influence the world for Christ by empowering each person to discover and develop his or her kingdom assignment.

Throughout his career, Phil has worked extensively on issues at the nexus of leadership, artistry, and contemporary culture. He is an entrepreneur, author, and cultural thought leader.

Phil's passion is for teaching and ministering the Word of God. He is considered an authority on End-Time prophecy. He has been interviewed by The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, The Christian Post, The History Channel and The Telegraph on the subject of Armageddon and the post-apocalyptic world. Hotsenpiller also conducts regular interviews with various media outlets, including Fox News Channel.



Phil is the founder and President of New York Executive Coaching Group, a firm that has assisted presidents, CEOs, and other professionals to achieve breakthrough results in their professional and personal lives. His clients are a diverse and accomplished array of leaders from Fortune 500 companies, the arts and entertainment, finance, industry, and not-for-profit programs.

Phil earned his B.A. and M.Div. going on to conduct postgraduate studies at Oxford University. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology in a number of graduate schools. He is a sought after international speaker and advisor to diplomatic personnel. He has lectured to members of the United Nations, U.S. Embassy, members of Congress, and to leadership conferences attendees in India, Europe, and Central America. Over the years, Phil has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people over the years with crowds of more than 10,000 people.

Phil's passion for creativity and the arts is evident in all areas of his work, such as his partnership with bestselling graphic novel artist/illustrator Rob Liefeld, whose work has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. This partnership established 12 Gates Productions, an entertainment company producing graphic novels and lithographs. Phil is also president and co-founder of {l.a.}godMusic, a Hollywood-based record label that hbias released three albums, incorporating pop/rock musicians, singers, and songwriters from the heart of Los Angeles.

Phil is a co-author of a leadership series entitled, Passionate Lives and Leaders. Passionate Lives and Leaders is an eight book series in which real-world leaders share their experiences in building passionate teams and organizations. This series is a guide to harnessing the passion that leads to outstanding performance and gaining the competitive edge, and it explores the four underlying facets that are necessary for a business to achieve pure performance and success.

Phil's latest book One Nation Under God Without Law will be released in 2017 by Baker/Chosen. This book explains the source and spread of lawlessness, exploring the undercurrents of evil both in America and the Middle East and why it seems to be so insidious now, more than ever. The book reveals where all this lawlessness is leading: the end times. World events are shaping up to create the very scenario described by many of the Old Testament prophets centuries ago . . . with amazing accuracy. The book further prevents readers from becoming discouraged as it prepares them to grow spiritually, stand firm, and keep their eyes on the future with unrelenting hope. The final chapter chronicles the miracle stories at Influence as a kingdom template for highlighting God's coming kingdom now in the future.

In all of his personal and professional endeavors, Phil is committed to fostering creativity, challenging leaders, and developing conversations across diverse communities and advancing the kingdom of God.




Tammy Hotsenpiller

Tammy and her husband, Phil, are the co-founders and Senior Pastors of Influence Church in Anaheim Hills, California. Their innovative ministry reaches people of all ages and backgrounds, offering support and encouragement to those in the entertainment industry, stay-at-home moms, business executives, college students, and everyone in between.

From writing to speaking to traveling abroad, Tammy's days are rooted in creating a life that mirrors her passions, developing her strengths, and encouraging those around her to do the same. Her experiences have led her to publish Taste of Humanity, a culture guide and cookbook featuring recipes and insight on the customs of more than ten countries of the world; and 3 Skips and a Jump to Becoming a Woman of Influence, a motivational book for women seeking their God-appointed destiny. Tammy's latest book The Park will be released in 2017.

As an author, speaker, trainer and radio host, Tammy challenges her audience to embrace their spiritual gifts and personal passion. Tammy is a sought after conference and seminar speaker and the President of Total Life Coach, L.L.C., an innovative executive, and personal coaching company with an emphasis on life balance, and reinvention.

Tammy has been the keynote speaker for many workshops, seminars, and church events and has shared the platform with such names as Kenneth Blanchard, Zig Ziglar, and Gigi Graham.

Tammy is the founder of Women of Influence, a movement to educate, equip, and empower women to walk in their God-appointed destiny. In addition to an ongoing ministry to women, WOI also hosts an annual conference that has included Kim Walker-Smith, Lisa Bevere, Christine Caine, Christa Black Gifford, Jennie Ramlet and Dr. Caroline Leaf.

Tammy and Phil live in Orange County, California, are blessed with three amazing children, their equally incredible spouses, and four grandchildren. 

Nate & Arica Snyder 

Nate Snyder serves as Lead Pastor of Influence Church alongside his wife, Arica Snyder. They both provide leadership oversight to several areas including staff development, strategic ministry development, and the creative ministry.  In addition to being pastors, Nate and Arica are passionate about empowering individuals to live out their fullest potential at every stage of life and sphere of influence. They have two wonderful children. Also, Nathanael and Arica both attended Vanguard University. Nate with a major in Pastoral Leadership and Ministry and Arica graduate of Business Management.