Press Releases

March 20, 2020



Effective 6pm, March 20, 2020

In the spirit of Romans 13:1, IHOPKC recently closed all facilities to the public. Federal and local governments have restricted gatherings to groups of 10 per room to combat COVID-19. Being committed to caring for our community and continuing to submit ourselves to our governing authorities, we are requiring our staff to honor these limitations in addition to ongoing social distancing.

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April 28, 2019

International House of Prayer of Kansas City Concludes Misconduct Investigation


After one full year, all investigations regarding a 2018 sexual misconduct allegation made against an International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC) staff member have been completed. “Both the victim and the accused members of this investigation have found resolution,” says a senior IHOPKC official.

“During the course of discovery, the victim realized that the accused did make a genuine apology and she has genuinely forgiven him,” her Sacramento lawyer,

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September 20, 2017

Mike Bickle Signs The Nashville Statement

September 25, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In a time of societal confusion over issues of sexuality, marriage, and identity, on August 29, 2017, an evangelical coalition released a statement entitled The Nashville Statement. The statement, comprised of fourteen affirmations and denials, addresses issues related to human sexuality, and its full text can be found here.

John Piper said, “The Nashville Statement is a Christian manifesto concerning issues of human sexuality.

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April 14, 2017

Artist Project from Lauren Alexandria is a Musical and Spiritual Tour de Force

Marking the culmination of her first five years at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC), Lauren Alexandria’s new five-song EP, Victorious in Love, releases April 14th from Forerunner Music, IHOPKC’s official record label.

Lauren, who appeared on Forerunner Music’s 2016 release Onething Live: Love Makes Us Strong, has now drawn together a number of powerful songs birthed from prophetic choruses sung in IHOPKC’s Global Prayer Room and from her personal journey with God. Victorious in Love features powerful anthems that take the listener deep into her heart—and God’s.

December 28, 2016

Onething to celebrate 15 years, bring 20,000 to KC for worship, inspiration and prayer

KANSAS CITY, MO – From its humble beginnings in 2002, the International House of Prayer’s Onething conference has grown to attract 20,000 people or more annually to Kansas City for spiritual inspiration and renewal.

From Dec. 28-31, worshippers from across the country and around the world will gather at the Kansas City Convention Center to encounter Jesus, experience fellowship, and receive impartation through the singing and preaching of God’s word. Significant ministry times will also be part of most sessions.

June 18, 2016

The International House of Prayer Joins Every Home for Christ in a Dynamic Partnership for the Great Commission

Beginning in June 2016, the International House of Prayer Missions Base (IHOPKC) is entering into a dynamic partnership with Every Home for Christ (EHC).

Every Home for Christ is one of the largest and most effective missions organizations in the world, reaching around 300,000 homes (1.2 million people) with the gospel and planting around 80 Christ Group Fellowships (Bible study groups) every day. Since its launch in 1946, EHC has distributed more than 3.7 billion gospel booklets, visited more than 1.8 billion homes, and established more than 300,000 Christ Group Fellowships in over 130 nations.

December 28, 2015

Onething 2015 Press Release

KANSAS CITY, MO – Looking for good news between Christmas and New Year’s Eve? Tens of thousand —mostly young adults—are braving the winter weather and flooding downtown Kansas City to attend the International House of Prayer’s 14th annual “Onething Conference,” Dec. 28-31 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Besides providing a local economic boost, the conference lifts the spirits of its attendees, who have braved the cold to come from near and far. It draws many first time visitors to the city, and numerous individuals, families, and churches attend annually.

February 28, 2015

Testimonies from the Prayer Room

For more than fifteen years, from September 19, 1999, to now, prayer and worship have continuously gone up from our prayer room—twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, year after year, by the grace of God.

We are called to minister first to the Lord in love and worship, and to pray for Kansas City and the world. Each twenty-four-hour period is divided into twelve, two-hour prayer sessions, each led by a full worship team.

Night-and-day worship and intercession is at the core of the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC), and is central to our programs, activities, and outreach, including a full-time Bible school.

February 25, 2015

IHOPU Student Equipped to Head Back to China

Eric had a high-paying job in China that he didn’t want to leave. But the more he listened to the prayer and worship from the International House of Prayer live webstream, the more his heart was touched by the presence of the Lord. When he heard that International House of Prayer University (IHOPU) taught students in Chinese, he felt he needed to come to America to study at IHOPU.

IHOPU’s mandate is to equip and send out believers who love Jesus and others wholeheartedly to preach the Word, heal the sick, serve the poor, plant churches and start houses of prayer, and proclaim the return of Jesus as King of the nations.

In an environment of 24/7 prayer with worship and a thriving missions base, we are establishing a community built on the centrality of  Scripture, prayer, and worship in an environment where the Word of God is expressed through teaching, singing, praying, and ministry to one another.

February 22, 2015

From Retirement to Internship

Interns discussing retirement plans and grandchildren may seem strange, but at the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC), Simeon Company interns bring decades of experience to Kansas City.

The Simeon Company is one of four IHOPKC internships, and is designed for those fifty and older who desire to give their lives more fully to prayer, worship, the ministry of the Holy Spirit, outreach, and works of justice. Our desire for all our interns is that they would gain new insights into the Lord’s beauty and live fascinated with Him, as they learn more about their identity in Christ and the Church’s destiny to partner with His heart in establishing His purposes on earth.