June 22, 2011 — Kansas City, MO
Rebecca Lee, Sean Lee and Jaeyong Ahn(r) share in some conversation at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop on the IHOP campus Wednesday. The coffee shop is located next to the prayer room and is constantly full of both young and old people. There is a video feed of the prayer room being played on multiple televisions in the coffee shop. All three are from South Korea. The Lee’s are part of the IHOP staff and work in the Korean ministry division and Ahn is an intern at IHOP.
The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is a growing congregation in Kansas City, MO that draws followers from all over the globe. The IHOP prayer room is located in an old strip mall that has been converted. Next to the prayer room is a coffee shop, book shop and other offices related to the prayer movement. The christian movement, which was started by Mike Bickle in 1999, has had constant prayer going on 24 hours a day 7 days a week from day one. There is also music being played by a live band 24/7, it never stops. IHOP also has a University, The International House of Prayer University, located near the prayer center, where students study the Bible and also pray regularly.