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Twenty years ago, on a crisp day in the fall of 1999, a small, ragtag, band of worshipers and
intercessors gave themselves to a ridiculous and beautiful dream.
Hour by hour, day after day, sometimes in an empty room, men and women, young and old, all races, began
to gather to a vision as simple in its essence as it was extraordinary in its scope: unceasing prayer with
worship. “We will give everything!” they said, “Even every hour of life itself—day and night!—to declare
the supreme worth of Jesus to a jaded and unbelieving generation.”
It was crazy, it was lavish, it was foolish. And it was totally worth it. In the grace of God, this
mission has spread across nations and continents, and will never, ever change until Jesus returns.
20,000 Staff(Present and Former)
20 MillionMan-Hoursof Prayer
20,000 yearlyAttendees atOnething Conference
Annual website visits
Nations accessing online resources
Languages represented in prayer meetings
Children & teens equipped since 1999
“I can look back over the last 20 years of following Jesus and it has been connected to the revelation being released from IHOPKC—my walk with Jesus, my perspective of eternity and understanding of what is important in life. You’ve dramatically changed my life. Thank you IHOPKC.”
Andy Byrd, The Send
“Thank you for 20 years of shifting history, filling the skies, sweeping the skies, so that the whole world could see Christ. I love you all. I love IHOPKC.
Lou Engle, Lou Engle Ministries
“You are such an amazing gift to the Body of Christ, such an amazing gift to the world. From Bethel, from me, from Redding, we just want to bless you guys and thank you for saying yes to Jesus. Happy anniversary, IHOPKC. And thank you so much, Mike and Diane Bickle and the team. You guys amaze us!”
Bill Johnson, Bethel Church
“Thank you, Mike and IHOPKC. [You’ve impacted] my personal life as well as our ministry at Jesus Culture. Whether it’s the Bridegroom revelation, a life given to night-and-day prayer, or defining success as ‘I am loved, therefore I’m a lover,’ there are not just teachings that came out of [IHOPKC] but lives and lifestyles of people who gave themselves fully to Jesus.”
Banning Liebscher, Jesus Culture
“I am so thankful for IHOPKC. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years of prayer, 20 years of plowing, 20 years of prophesying, ‘Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.’ Happy 20th anniversary, Mike, Diane, and the entire IHOPKC team. Jon and I are so incredibly thankful for you and what you have pioneered.”
Lisa Bevere, Messenger International
“This is the hour of the Lord’s power being poured out, and . . . you guys have been a massive catalyst to inspire millions around the world to freely volunteer and to give themselves in extravagant devotion, into ministry to the Lord, and ministering to Him in the place of intercession as well. Incredible! Non-stop worship and prayer [for 20 years]!”
Rick Pino, Heart of David
As a missions base founded on 24/7 prayer with worship, our
ministries and outreach function as an outflow of prayer and intimacy with the Lord.
Preparing people and families
Preparing for the future
Passion for Jesus.
Compassion for People.
Forerunner Church’s foundational commitment is to be the local church expression of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC).
Some give themselves to the prayer missionary lifestyle and become staff. Some give finances, prayer
support, and love. Every part is needed. In our 20th anniversary, we encourage you to partner with us as
one great company contending for the full manifestation of the glory of Jesus at the culmination of the
We have a number of exciting developments, innovations, changes, and improvements—some small, some
huge. Our new home page is just a taste of what we'll roll out, in stages, over the next few months.
Suffice to say: 2020 is going to be a great year. Stay tuned for more details.
We have many great ways for you to connect—short term or long term—or even
to explore joining our staff as an intercessory missionary.