Press Releases

April 17, 2024

Our Commitment to Prayer Amidst Change

After much prayer and deliberation with the Board, we have come to the conclusion that we will wind down many of the ministry and training expressions of IHOPKC, including IHOPU, Forerunner Church, CEC, and Internships. Our ongoing focus as a ministry will remain on the 24/7 prayer room and intercession for Israel.

Some might ask how we got to this point. To be clear, this is more than a response to the crisis of the last six months.

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February 9, 2024

Grieving Together

February 8, 2024

Words cannot express the anger, shock, heartbreak, and sadness we have experienced as we have learned of allegations and testimonies of sexual abuse and manipulation concerning Mike Bickle, founder of IHOPKC.

We believe that Mike Bickle sexually abused and manipulated Jane Doe and Tammy Woods, who was a minor at the time. His predatory and abusive actions are sick and violate the Word of God, the marriage covenant,

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February 1, 2024

The David House Agency and IHOPKC – February 2024

IHOPKC and I are deeply grateful for the tireless efforts and invaluable counsel of Eric Volz and the David House Agency. Eric has proven himself to be an absolute professional, serving with strength, courage and integrity.  He agreed to serve as the spokesman for IHOPKC when no one else could step into that role. I am convinced that this ministry would not have survived this crisis without the sound advice and precise communication that he provided on our behalf.

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January 31, 2024

Mike Bickle Independent Investigation Report Released

Independent investigator Rosalee McNamara released an un-redacted report of her findings today concerning the allegations of abuse against Mike Bickle, the founder of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOPKC).

Watch this video of Eric Volz responding to the critical findings of the independent investigation and the report.

As our community marks 100 days since the onset of this crisis, we aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation,

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January 4, 2024

David Sliker Stepping Down from IHOPKC & IHOPU Leadership

Important Update:

Dear IHOPKC Family,

After seven years of faithful service, our dear brother in Christ, David Sliker, has decided to step down as President of IHOPU.

David is also stepping down from the IHOPKC’s Executive Leadership Team, effective immediately.

This was a mutual decision made in the best interest of the IHOPKC community and David’s family.

We honor David’s service and dedication. He is loved by the IHOPKC community and he remains in good standing with this spiritual family.

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December 12, 2023

Independent Investigator

As announced in our Sunday service, IHOPKC has engaged an independent investigator without IHOPKC ties, to investigate a series of sexual misconduct allegations against IHOPKC’s founder.

IHOPKC is committed to finding the truth regarding serious allegations and has initiated the process of doing so.

Additionally, shortly after IHOPKC’s announcement, the identity and contact information for the independent investigator was published online. The publication of the information was not by IHOPKC.

While this information was not a secret,

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December 11, 2023

 Update on Allegations Against Mike Bickle

Official Update December 10, 2023

Dear IHOPKC community,

Please take time to carefully read and understand the following text.

Significant updates were announced at our 11am church service on December 10.

Watch the full service here

1) ELT Passes Management of the Crisis to Board of Directors. As a matter of wisdom, governance, and the growing size and complexity of this crisis our Executive Director, Stuart Greaves, Read more »

November 22, 2023

ELT Update November 22, 2023

Dear IHOPKC community,

We’d like to share a few important updates and responses to frequently asked questions.

Please take time to carefully read and understand the following text.

1) IHOPKC has contacted and is in communication with multiple third parties about conducting
an independent examination of the allegations presented by the Complaint Group, as well as a
review of IHOPKC’s Report on Initial Findings.

These third parties include national Christian leaders,

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November 16, 2023

IHOPKC Releases “Report on Initial Findings” Addressing Allegations Against Mike Bickle

Press Release
IHOPKC Releases “Report on Initial Findings” Addressing Allegations Against Mike Bickle
Kansas City, MO – November 16, 2023 – The International House of Prayer, Kansas City (IHOPKC), today published a “Report on Initial Findings,” of the recent clergy abuse allegations against its founder Mike Bickle. The IHOPKC Executive Leadership Team also sent a letter to the community addressing some of the most common questions being asked.

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November 15, 2023

ELT Update Letter 11/15/2023

Dear IHOPKC community,

We want to start by stating that IHOPKC takes allegations of sexual abuse very seriously.

IHOPKC is committed to investigating any allegations of sexual abuse in our organization and faith community in a way that honors privacy, safety, and due process.

If you are a victim of any form of sexual abuse, past or present, or if you are the victim of or a witness to any crime,

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