Phil Hopper has been the lead Pastor of Abundant Life Church in Lee's Summit, Missouri, since 2000. He watched God do extraordinary things in the life of the church as it has grown from 100 people to a mega church touching thousands and thousands of people each week. Prior to entering the ministry, he was a police officer and sergeant with the Kansas City Police Department where he served as a SWAT team member. It was through this experience that God uniquely prepared him for the ministry. Phil lives in the Lee's Summit area with his wife, Christa. They have three children: Jake, Makay, and Josh.