It was the summer of 2014 when the Lord marked my heart deeply with the call to serve Him at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOPKC) where I am now a fulltime Intercessory Missionary and Pastor. And what, you may ask, is IHOPKC; and what is an Intercessory Missionary?
IHOPKC is an evangelical missions organization that has multiple departments, many of which are centered around ongoing outreach and evangelism with a global reach. IHOPKC also functions as a 2,000+ member church, as an equipping center (we have a university, internships, and multiple yearly conferences that bring in over 100,000 visitors per year), and as a leader in the global prayer movement. The heart of IHOPKC, however, is a 24/7 prayer room, where worship and intercession have continued unceasing since 1999. All IHOPKC staff are considered Intercessory Missionaries. We each spend half of our work week in this prayer room, and half of our work week in regular jobs around the base.
I grew up in Houston, Texas, where my family is a part of the Calvary Community Church family. I never imagined leaving Houston, but the Lord surprised me with the call to move here after an internship in 2014 – and since joining staff in January 2015, I’ve loved serving Him here. In addition to my time in the prayer room, my job is to provide administrative support and to launch special projects for the pastoral team. The Lord has appointed me to strengthen the church as He raises up wholehearted, unshakable lovers of the Lord. It is my heart to help create a safe and vibrant community where people can connect in meaningful relationships and live out a loving lifestyle that declares the lordship and worth of the Lord our God.
Many years ago, it was prophesied that IHOPKC will be known as a family of affection, and that this affection will create great strength in our midst for the coming days. I’m so passionate about creating an environment for relationships to flourish and for people to encounter the Lord! I’m so grateful to work with IHOPKC’s pastoral team and to be a part of building this reality here. I long to see Him accomplish everything on His heart in and through this place!
We always appreciate prayers:
- That the Lord would establish a Family of Affection at IHOPKC, and give the pastoral team wisdom and love as they serve.
- That the Lord would raise up mighty men and women at this place, trained and mature, to send to the nations.
- That the Lord would continue to resource, protect, and establish this house of prayer and its people, that we be everything He desires us to be.
- For more information about IHOPKC, or to watch our live webstream of 24/7 worship, check out ihopkc.org.