Our faculty, staff, and leadership team deploys men and women with diverse experience, background, and training.

They come from a variety of nations and denominations—we are an international staff serving students from around the world. With a breadth of experience in pastoral ministry, missions work, educational, and marketplace experience, our team’s training in various disciplines—from master’s and doctoral degrees, to depth in lives of prayer and fasting—represents what you are looking for: true spiritual fathers and mothers who love Jesus passionately.

Meet the IHOPU team

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.

David Sliker
Vice President, IHOPU
Executive Director, Internships
Director, Forerunner School of Ministry


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 several books.

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.

Charles Metteer, PhD
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, Forerunner School of Worship

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 School of Worship 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.