A comet, bold prophetic words, and the internal audible voice of God. Journey with us from 1983-1999 and relive key prophetic moments that shaped the founding of the International House of Prayer.

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Who we are

How it all began

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)

20,000 Staff(Present and Former)

20 Million “Man Hours” of Prayer

20 MillionMan-Hours
of Prayer

20,000 yearly at Onething

20,000 yearlyAttendees at
Onething Conference

30,000,000+ Annual website visits
30,000,000+

Annual website visits

215 Nations accessing online resources
215

Nations accessing
online resources

10 Languages represented in prayer meetings
10

Languages represented in prayer meetings

60,000 Children & teens equipped since 1999
60,000+

Children & teens
equipped since 1999

Ministries

Discover More at IHOPKC

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.

Internships
Internships

Preparing yourself

IHOPU Online
IHOPU Online

Preparing nations

Forerunner Church
Forerunner Church

Preparing people and familes

Children’s Equipping Center
Children’s Equipping Center

Preparing generations

Center for Biblical End Time Studies
Center for Biblical End-Time Studies

Preparing for the future

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Forerunner Church

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).

How to get involved

Take Your Place in the Great Drama at the End of the Age


Partner with 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 age.

Learn about Our 2020 Vision

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.

Where to get started

Dive Deeper

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.