About The Founder

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Not I but Christ in each of us!

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This link will take you to the Introduction of Dr. Phinney's autobiography, which contains his full life story - personally & professionally. 

My primary objective is to equip individuals through the believer's identity in Christ - all based on the message of identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. My passion is to deliver this message to a worldwide audience by making use of the internet, live presentations, writing, podcasting & through the effective use of media.

Dr. Phinney holds degrees in Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Ministry.  However, he does not believe having a degree qualifies anyone, nor is it necessary, to administer Biblical Truths.  He believes that all indwelt Christians have the power to minister without institutional certification.

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Stephen has authored multiple books/teaching series on spiritual growth and has published over 900 online articles, booklets & audio/video media productions - all assisting others in their spiritual growth through the indwelling Life of Christ. 

Stephen Phinney's Books
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Identity In Christ Is Everything

Stephen is a speaker, writer and advocate for a Christ-as-Life worldview. He serves as CEO & Founder of IOM America and the Identity Matters Worldview Institute.


"Our family is our legacy!"

They are dedicated to the institution of marriage, multi-generational family development, and local multi-generational family church development. 

FAMILY life:


Stephen & Jane have been married for over 40 years and have three grown children: Abigail (husband, Quintin Eason), Elizabeth (husband, Nathan Ford) and Jessica.  Jane & Steve have also been blessed with many grandchildren - ten through their daughters & nineteen by way of their "spiritual" children.  Both consider their grandchildren to be their greatest legacy. 



Expressionist Stephen Phinney has created his own medium of art, a careful blend of acrylic paints with Italian Refined Bone Pastels. This medium provides the "glassy" highlights of acrylics while leaving a residue of dry dust calcium on the canvas. He makes use of the "old style" "finger blending" as the canvas base.  
Most of the artist's masters clearly depict segments of the Life of Jesus Christ.

"Tent making:"


The following is the basic skill(s) list the designer will provide:

  • Meet with the creative needs of clients to determine the scope of a project

  • Determine the message the design should portray

  • Create images that identify a product or convey a message

  • Develop graphics for product illustrations, logos, book covers, email templates, websites and much more

  • Select colors, images, text style, and layout

  • Present the design to the client(s) in a professional presentation

  • Incorporate changes recommended by clients into existing designs

  • Providing an editorial checklist for client review before printing or publishing 

  • Collaborate across departments in gathering and implementation of insights


Design skill set includes, website design, ministry/corporate video production, general graphic design, book covers, and templates (newsletters, emails & blog sites). 



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Indewlling Gifts Book - Dr. Stephen Phin


Three minute video sharing the vision & mission statement of "why we do what we do."

IOM would not be able to 'do-what-we-do' without our IM Worldview Team!

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