Director, International House of Prayer
Mike Bickle directs the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. Mike is also the founder of International House of Prayer University, which includes full-time schools of ministry, music, media, and missions. He is the author of several books, including 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 four grandchildren.
CEO, International House of Prayer
Daniel Lim trained at a Baptist seminary (MA in world missions) and served as a Baptist pastor in South-East 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. The Lord blessed Daniel and his wife, Levi, with two children, Samuel and Emmanuel. Emmanuel went home to be with Lord in 2008 while they were ministering in Myanmar during the crisis relief effort following Cyclone Nargis.
President, International House of Prayer University (IHOPU)
Associate Director, International House of Prayer
Allen Hood (MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary) serves as associate director of the International House of Prayer. He is deeply committed to promoting the establishment of unceasing corporate worship and intercession in every tribe, tongue, and nation. His highest call as an intercessory missionary and a leader in the prayer movement is to intercede for the fullness of God to be released in the Church worldwide and to labor for the strengthening of the global prayer and missions movement. Allen also serves as president of International House of Prayer University. The school’s mandate is to equip and send out missionaries as dedicated intercessors and evangelists who will work to see revival within the Church and a harvest among those searching for God. Allen resides in Kansas City with his wife, Rachel, and their three sons.
Senior Leader, Worship Leader, International House of Prayer
Misty Edwards 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 and gives oversight to the 24/7 prayer room and all the worship leaders, musicians, and singers. 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.
Sr. VP, Ministries and Justice, International House of Prayer
Director, Children's Equipping Center
Associate Director, Children's Equipping Center
For almost three decades, Lenny and Tracy LaGuardia have devoted their lives to equipping, empowering, and mobilizing young people, parents, and leaders with kingdom of God truths and relevant strategies for ministry to children today. Lenny and Tracy serve on the leadership team at the International House of Prayer, where they direct and oversee all local, national, and international ministries relating to children ages 1–12. They have been married over thirty years and have five children: Lenny, Leatha, Andrea, Adrienne, and Shontavion.