- Director, IHOPKC
- Chancellor, International House of Prayer University
Mike Bickle is the director of the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. He is also the founder of International House of Prayer University, which includes full-time ministry, music, and media schools.
Mike is the author of several books, including Growing in Prayer, Passion for Jesus, Growing in the Prophetic, The Pleasures of Loving God, After God’s Own Heart, and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man. Mike’s teaching emphasizes growing in passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions work from the place of night-and-day prayer, and the end times. Mike and his wife, Diane, have two married sons and five grandchildren.
- Associate Director, IHOPKC
- President Emeritus, IHOPU
Allen Hood (M. Div., Asbury Theological Seminary) has served on the leadership team of the International House of Prayer since 2000. He currently serves as associate director of IHOPKC and as president of International House of Prayer University. Allen is called to intercede for the fullness of God to be released in the Church and to labor for the strengthening of the global prayer and missions movement. Proclaiming the glorious splendor of Christ Jesus is his joy, and preparing the Bride for the glorious return of Jesus is his burden. To this end, Allen is deeply committed to seeing unceasing corporate worship and intercession established in every tribe, tongue, and nation. Allen resides in Kansas City with his wife, Rachel, and their three sons.
- CEO, IHOPKC
- Facilitator, Onething Global Leadership Summit
Daniel Lim trained at a Baptist seminary (MA in world missions) and served as a Baptist pastor in Southeast Asia. With a passion for the gospel of the kingdom of God and the glory of Jesus Christ, Daniel teaches at conferences, churches, universities, and seminaries across the nations. Daniel and his wife, Levi, live in Kansas City with their son, Samuel. Their daughter, Emmanuel, went home to be with the Lord in 2008 while they were ministering in Myanmar during a historic disaster relief effort after Cyclone Nargis.
- COO, IHOPKC
Originally from the United Kingdom, Jono has served on the IHOPKC senior leadership team since 2003. Prior to moving to Kansas City, Jono worked with GOD TV for four years. At IHOPKC, Jono has served in many areas, but has principally been responsible for the media reach of IHOPKC, launching the broadcasting and creative media areas at IHOPKC. Jono has also been an instructor at IHOPU in subjects such as church history, basic christian beliefs, and media production. Jono is married to Shari, who also serves in leadership as the Director of Forerunner Media Institute at IHOPU, and they have four children.
- Chief Singer, Global Prayer Room, IHOPKC
Misty helped start the International House of Prayer in 1999 and has been a worship leader and songwriter here ever since. She serves on the senior leadership team. Misty’s hunger for reality and encounter with Jesus fuels her worship leading, songwriting, and preaching. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, her music has impacted thousands. Misty desires that her worship would bring people into the place of encounter with the heart of the Lord. Her passion is to see singers and songwriters step into their role as forerunners who have a message concerning God’s personality and the return of His Son.
- Vice President, Corporate Services, IHOPKC
Eric and his family moved to Kansas City in 2004 to attend the Intro to IHOPKC internship. Afterwards, Eric and his wife, Desta, joined staff as intercessory missionaries and have served in several capacities over the years. Eric’s unique combination of business and ministry experience has strengthened the missions base in the last decade. He currently gives leadership as the senior vice president of Corporate Services, helping to steward operations and finances at IHOPKC. Eric and Desta have been married for 25 years and have four children, Zion, Zoe, Zeke, and Zack.
- Vice President, Global Prayer Division, IHOPKC
At the International House of Prayer, Stuart serves on the senior leadership team and gives oversight to the prayer division, which serves the Global Prayer Room (GPR). For 16 years, he has served on the NightWatch, the hours from midnight to 6am in the GPR. With a vision to see Christ revealed by the Holy Spirit to the depths of peoples’ hearts, Stuart travels nationally and internationally, teaching on the forerunner message, intercession, and the knowledge of God. He is married to Esther, his wife of 19 years, and resides in Kansas City.
- Vice President, Community Life, IHOPKC
- Director, Israel Mandate, IHOPKC
Originally from central Illinois, John moved to Kansas City with his family in June 2013 to join IHOPKC. He pastored a Vineyard church from 1988 to 1996, and then worked as a management consultant for 18 years, mainly in accounting. At IHOPKC and Forerunner Christian Fellowship, John serves as executive director of Community Life, overseeing the friendship groups and pastoral support ministry. John and his wife, Fran, have six adult children.
- Director, Forerunner Music Academy, IHOPU
Murray and his wife, Deborah, have been a part of the International House of Prayer since its early years. After serving as a worship leader in Minneapolis, Murray moved to Kansas City with a dream in his heart for the nations of the earth to sings songs of love to Jesus. Murray led worship in the Global Prayer Room for years, while giving leadership to singers, musicians, and worship leaders. From 2009 to 2012, Murray and Deborah began and led a prayer room at Every Home for Christ in Colorado Springs. God has given Murray and Deborah four beautiful children.
- Director, Partner Relations, IHOPKC
Luis and Jill have served together in ministry throughout their 31 years of marriage. For 18 years, they were on staff at Young Life, a Christian outreach to high school students. Luis was the lead pastor of a church in Charlottesville, Virginia, from 2001 to 2004, before joining the IHOPKC senior leadership team in 2005. Luis and Jill currently serve as intercessory missionaries, contending in prayer for righteousness and justice in all sectors of society, primarily the Church, the government, and Israel. Both Luis and Jill served on the board of the Zoe Foundation, resourcing adoptions as a positive alternative to abortion. They also served with Lou Engle and TheCall during two stadium solemn assemblies in 2008. In 2011, Luis was the director of The Response, a national solemn assembly modeled after Joel 2, which was initiated by Governor Perry of Texas. Luis and Jill live in Kansas City, Missouri, and have two adult daughters, Alex and Samantha.
- Senior Leader, IHOPKC
Marci Sorge is the senior ministry advisor at IHOPKC. After pastoring for 13 years with her husband, Bob, in upstate New York, she moved to Kansas City with her family in 1999, and has been with IHOPKC from its inception. She is a “spiritual mom” who is especially gifted at helping people find their best role in the Body of Christ. Most notably, however, she is grandmother to six of the most amazing grandchildren in the world.