Leadership

Leadership

Mike and Diane Bickle

position

  • Director, IHOPKC
  • President, IHOPU

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, God’s Answer to the Growing CrisisGrowing in the Prophetic, 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.


Allen and Rachel Hood

position

  • Associate Director, IHOPKC
  • President Emeritus, IHOPU

Allen Hood (MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary) has been serving on the leadership team of the International House of Prayer since 2000. He served as the President of the International House of Prayer University from 2003–2016 and currently serves as the Associate Director of the IHOPKC Missions Base and as the Executive Pastor of Forerunner Christian Fellowship, IHOPKC’s church expression. Allen is an intercessory missionary called to partner in fulfilling the Great Commission by advancing 24/7 prayer and worship in every tribe and tongue and by proclaiming the beauty of Jesus and His glorious return. His highest joy is to see the Church manifesting the fullness of Christ’s life in the nations. Allen resides in Kansas City with his wife, Rachel, and their three sons.


Daniel and Levi Lim

position

  • CEO, IHOPKC
  • Facilitator, Onething Global Leadership Summit
Daniel Lim serves as the chief executive officer of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City. He was 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 throughout the nations.

Daniel is the author of Bible 360°: Total Engagement with the Word of God. The Lord blessed Daniel and his wife, Levi, with two children, Samuel and Emmanuel. Emmanuel went home to be with the Lord in 2008 while they were ministering in Myanmar during the crisis relief effort after Cyclone Nargis.


Jono and Shari Hall

position

  • COO, IHOPKC
  • Director, Forerunner Media Institute, IHOPU

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, and they have five children.


Misty Edwards

position

  • Chief Singer and Worship Leader, 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.


Lenny and Tracy La Guardia

position

  • Vice President of Ministries, IHOPKC
  • Executive Director, Children's Equipping Center, IHOPKC

For over three decades, Lenny and Tracy La Guardia have devoted their lives locally and internationally to equipping, empowering, and mobilizing young people, parents, and leaders with biblical truths and relevant strategies for ministering to children and youth today. Lenny and Tracy are the executive directors of the Children’s Equipping Center (CEC) at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, where they lead a missionary staff that equips children from all over the world. Currently, the CEC provides over 130 hours a week of children’s services. Lenny also serves as the senior vice president of IHOPKC’s Ministries and Justice Divisions, giving oversight to vital ministries that mobilize the values and priorities of the IHOPKC Missions Base in Kansas City and abroad. Lenny started the Grandview, Missouri, Police Chaplains in 2007 and currently serves as a police chaplain. Lenny and Tracy have been married for 38 years and have five children: Leonard, Leatha, Andrea, Adrienne, and Shontavion.


Eric and Desta Oppriecht

position

  • 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.


Stuart and Esther Greaves

position

  • 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.


John and Fran Chisholm

position

  • 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.


Luis and Jill Cataldo

position

  • 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.


Bob and Marci Sorge

position

  • 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.