Aaron Leatherdale - Rapper Follow Aaron on Twitter: aleatherdale
Website & personal blog: aaronleatherdale.org Aaron grew up in Prince George, BC, Canada and moved to IHOP in May 2007. His passion and desire is to serve the Lord through prayer and fasting and to preach the love of Christ to the nations of the earth.
I committed my life to the Lord when I was 19 years old. From the beginning of my Christian race I had a burning desire to be radical for God. I fasted, I prayed long hours, I made intense vows, and I tried as hard as I could to be a super-Saint.
I had a great dream of being the perfect Christian. When I was 20 years old I lived with a family from my church. I was working a part-time job, 3 evenings a week — just enough to pay my bills. When I moved in with them I told them my vision for the year. I was planning to pray in their basement from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. I think they were kind of bewildered when I told them that. I don’t think they had ever met someone who wanted to pray 8 hours a day!
Justin Rizzo - Worship Leader
Follow Justin on Twitter - justinrizzoihop Justin grew up in Lockport, New York and moved to IHOP in January 2004 where he completed the onething internship. His desire is to minister in the house of the Lord by singing and proclaiming the Word of God and to see thousands impacted with the gospel.
The book of Philippians talks a lot about joy. It’s mentioned over thirty times, which seems strange because Paul is writing while sitting in a Roman prison. Clearly his joy was not based on his circumstances.
I don't know about you, but I am very affected by my circumstances. Whether due to internal or external things, I find that I can be joyful or sorrowful, happy or sad from one moment to the next. But thank God that He has given us a glorious invitation to find the superior joy and pleasure of knowing Him, which can carry us through any storm or trial we may face. This is what Paul tapped into.
So how can we find this joy and live in it continually?
Joe Meyer - Drums
Joe Meyer is an intercessory missionary and graduate from the apoostolic preaching and prayer program at IHOPU. He has a vision for world evangelism through the preaching of Christ, and Him crucified. His desire is to see the hardest, most unreached and resistant people groups come to the Cross for salvation.
Zach Nielsen - Electric guitar
Zach grew up in Willmar, Minnesota, where he lived until 2006 when he moved to IHOP. He wants to be able to write and play music that shifts hearts, is a sweet smelling fragrance, moves the heavens, and in general...sounds good.
“I think our god isn’t God, if He fits inside our heads.”
Nate Hunt - Bass
Nate Hunt grew up in Muscatine, Iowa and came to IHOP in July 2008. His passion is to know Christ and make Him known through prayer, singing, playing, and preaching His beauty until every tribe, tongue, people, and nation have heard the true gospel.
Robert Kurtz - Upright bass
Robert grew up in Lindenhurst (Chicago), IL and moved to IHOP in January 2010 where he now attends the Forerunner Music Academy. His passion is to increasingly know and enjoy God & His Word, and to excel as a prophetic instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, & worship leader so that he would be prepared to serve & teach in a house of prayer context long-term in the nation of Spain.
Conner Caspari - LIVE STREAM sound producer I grew up in Columbia, Missouri and came to IHOP in October of 2007 where I attended the 'Fire in the night' internship. My vision it to love God and to know His love for me. I desire that my life would be a testimony of His love and faithfullness.
Psalm 139:1- O Lord, You have searched me and known me (NKJV)
Whenever I read this psalm, I thank God that He knows me. He isn't surprised with anything in my life. God created me, knowing everything that would take place. I can be secure in the truth that He has written down all the days fashioned for me. (v. 16) My heart rejoices because He knows what He is doing and I can trust Him with everything!
Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) - Rapper
Grew up in New Jersey and moved to IHOP in 2007. Vision is to hear God's people proclaim "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."
God as Leader: His leadership is perfect even when we don’t want to wait!
For the past ten years of my life I would like to believe I have been a faithful servant of God. I gave my life to Him and chose to follow His path no matter what. Sure there have been some hard times, but I have chosen to pursue Gods direction for my life with Joy and peace. “Seek His face and be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication” (Phillipians 4:6). We serve a good God who has all the answers and lots of money!!!
Krista Bowker - Flute, recorder, penny whistle. team caterer
Krista's site - www.kristahope.com Krista grew up in Salina, KS and has been on staff at IHOP since 2009. Her goal in life is to partner in preparing for the return of the Lord and raising up the house of prayer in the nations of the earth.