Women of Influence has been a part of Tammy’s life as long as she can remember. The legacy of powerful women was birthed in her heart at a young age and has made all the difference in the world.
Tammy grew up in a fast paced and active home in St. Louis, Missouri. Being one of four daughters, the house was never shy of activity from the church youth group. The example of love Tammy’s parents set for their local church made an indelible impression on her at a young age.
Taking her first mission trip to Haiti at the age of thirteen, Tammy fell in love with both travel and world evangelism. Shortly after that experience while sitting around a campfire in the ninth grade, Tammy heard God’s voice for the first time and it was calling her to serve Him. This voice would soon become a daily encounter with God.
Following her calling led Tammy to Southwest Baptist University where she meet and fell in love with her husband Phil Hotsenpiller. After college Tammy and Phil were Seminary bound and blessed with not only pastoring their first congregation, but also having two amazing sons. Tammy and Phil have pastored churches in many wonderful parts of the country and had the privilege of seeing lives changed and restored. It was during those years that God blessed them with their third child, Jennifer Lynne.
With a passion for the world, Tammy has been able to bridge the church and community together. Using such means as fitness, fashion and media, Tammy has worked with women from Hollywood to New York, and all the roads between.
Tammy has a deep desire to see women become all God created them to be. In 2012 Tammy birthed Women of Influence- A movement to educate, equip, and empower women to walk in their God appointed destiny. What God has done with this movement is nothing short of a miracle.
From Tuesday night studies to the public prayer wall, women are being renewed and reawakened in the Spirit. God is on the move and He is looking for Women of Influence to use.
As more and more women gathered to share the message and movement of Christ, it was obvious something was happening. Together with Women of Influence, Tammy began praying about an annual conference for women that would direct them in asking God what He had new for them each year. In 2013 Tammy launched a National Women’s Conference based on Isaiah 43:19.
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."
God is indeed doing a new thing in the lives of women around the world.
Tammy along with her husband Phil, pastor Influence Church in Anaheim Hills, California and have been married for 38 years. They are proud parents of three amazing children and together with their spouses have been blessed with four spectacular grandchildren.