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

David Sliker
President, IHOPU

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 President of International House of Prayer University, where he teaches about prayer and intimacy with Jesus, missions, biblical studies, and the return of Jesus and is the author of several books.

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.

Mike Bickle
Founder, IHOPKC

Mike Bickle is the founder 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.

Take a Gap Year to Pursue God.

Prioritize time to lay biblical and spiritual foundations that shape how you think, live, and relate with others. It is vital to take a season to set the groundwork for education, career, marriage, parenting, and all God has for you!