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!
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.
Brandon Hammonds - Prayer Leader
Brandon grew up in Roswell, NM and moved to IHOP in January 2004. His vision is to teach, equip, and serve the body of Christ to whole-heartedly walk out the First Commandment as anointed vessels who set their gaze on encountering and fully knowing the Son of God.
Joy Phillips - Administrator Joy grew up near Peoria, IL and moved to IHOP in June of 2010. Her vision is to sit at the feet of Jesus in total love and adoration, through worship, reading His word, and listening & talking to Him. I desire to minister to His heart in the place of worship and adoration, and help edify the church through service and love of Christ.
"What does God think of me"
This is the question that is in the deepest part of everyone's heart.. whether they acknowledge it or realize it, the question is there in their heart.
Emily Pierson - Violin
Emily was born and raised in Indiana and came to IHOP in July of 2008. She desires that 24-7 prayer would not only be a corporate reality, but that constant communion with the Holy Spirit would be within her. She wants to spend her life overwhelmed by the goodness of God with a grateful and thankful heart as she pursues loving Him with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength.
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.
“Enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death” (Ps. 13:3)
Anna Blanc - Worship Leader, Singer Anna's personal website: www.theblancspot.com
Anna grew up in Houston Texas and then attended college in Boulder, Colorado before moving to IHOP in January 2005. Her desire is to live every moment in constant communion with Christ within. She desires to write songs that will lead hearts in the adoration of Jesus.
Sarah Schlemmer - Prayer Leader
Follow Sarah on twitter: Sarahschlemmer Sarah grew up in Whitehall Montana and came to IHOP in January 2005 and completed the Onething Internship. Her desire is to increase daily in the revelation of Jesus through prayer and studying His word, so that she would live a life without mixture and bring glory to His name.
The identity of the one speaking makes a significant impact on what is said. Two people can say the exact same phrase yet the outcome and impact can be drastically different. For example: I can talk about a solution for our economy and then the President could say the exact same thing yet the impact is greater when he speaks. Why? Because of his identity. As the President he has the ability to bring to pass the statements made. I do not.