IHOPU Leadership

Mike Bickle


  • 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’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. He 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 and his wife, Diane, have two married sons and six grandchildren.

Allen Hood


  • 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 Church, 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.

David Sliker


  • Vice President, IHOPU
  • Executive Director, Internships

David Sliker has been a senior leader and author at the International House of Prayer Missions Base in Kansas City, Missouri, for nearly 20 years. Ministering and serving with his wife, Tracey, and their four children, Riley, Lauren, Daniel, and Finney, David’s primary ministry calling is to be an intercessory missionary. Additionally, he ministers internationally, equipping saints in prayer and intimacy with God, the power of the Holy Spirit, passion for the Scriptures, and the proclamation of Jesus and His return. He is the vice president of International House of Prayer University, where he teaches about prayer and intimacy with Jesus, missions, biblical studies, and the return of Jesus. He is the author of End Times Simplified: Preparing Your Heart for the Coming Storm.

Andy Won, PhD


  • Executive Director of Administration

Andy Won (BS, Biola University; MA, PhD, Talbot School of Theology) has extensive experience of working in admissions and recruiting within Christian higher education, including serving as adjunct faculty at Bethesda Christian University, International School of Theology, and Southern California College, where he taught Christian education. Andy has also served as the director of Christian education and as an executive pastor in Korean churches in Southern California. He and his family joined IHOPKC in 2009. Andy’s passion is to train and equip leaders to impact the next generation for the kingdom.

Dr. Charles Metteer


  • Dean of Faculty, IHOPU

Dr. Charles Metteer is currently the dean of faculty and a faculty member at International House of Prayer University. He has served the Church of Jesus Christ as a mega-church pastor, church planter, inner-city pastor, seminary professor, Bible translator, and writer. His PhD focused on practical theology and spirituality, specifically desert spirituality and the spirituality of everyday life. Over the last 25 years he has written extensively for academic periodicals on these broad topics. In recent years his passion has shifted from writing to praying, which explains his wife Karen’s and his move from the halls of academia to the house of prayer in Kansas City.

Ruben Cervantes


  • Director of FMA

Ruben Cervantes, Jr. has been at the International House of Prayer Missions Base in Kansas City, Missouri, since 2007 serving as worship leader, Bible teacher, architect of the Center for Biblical End-Time Studies, as well as the director of the Forerunner Music Academy at International House of Prayer University. Ruben serves in the House of Prayer along with his wife, Elise, and three children, Eden, Levi, and Selah. Ruben has a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and is working on his doctorate.

Jeremy Styles


  • Director of FMI
Jeremy Styles is an intercessory missionary who has worked with houses of prayer for the last 15 years in various capacities, including prayer room director, worship leader, webstream broadcast manager, internship director, and section leader in the prayer room. He is currently the director of the Forerunner Media Institute at International House of Prayer University. Jeremy has a passion for leading others into seeing the beauty of Jesus. He wants to help prepare the Church for coming crisis in both spiritual and practical ways, so that she can be a voice—not a victim.

Steven Smith
Director of Finance

Kyle Meythaler
Director of IHOPU Online

Marci Sorge
Executive Advisor

Tracey Sliker
Dean of Women

Craig Steinle
Dean of Men

Dana Candler
Prayer Director

Matt Candler
Prayer Director

Brandy Van Buren
Ministry Director

Zach Van Buren
Ministry Director

Damon Chandler
Dean of Student Life

Benjamin Robinson
Academic Services Director

Jenna Lease
Director of Student Services

Melissa Dwyer
Executive Administrator