About Us

Our Dream

On Feb 12, 2006, a prayer meeting started at IHOP Atlanta that continues to this day. There are three key components to the International House of Prayer Atlanta Missions Base:



The prayer room at IHOP Atlanta is the centerpiece of all that we do. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week worship and prayer ascends from our hearts to the throne of God.



From the place of prayer, we reach out with the Gospel from our local neighborhoods all the way to the unreached nations of the earth.



Vibrant community is the foundation from which all prayer and outreach flows. We agree with the words of Paul that we are built together to be a dwelling place for God in the Spirit (Eph 2:22).

"the pleasure you're made for ultimately is found in intimacy with god."

- Billy Humphrey, Director

Executive Leadership Team

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Billy Humphrey


Billy has been in ministry to youth and young adults since 1989. His passion is to know the Lord intimately and see the power of God released in revival in this generation. He is the Director of the International House of Prayer Atlanta, which he founded in 2004. Billy and his wife Maribeth have four children, Evan, Siah, Coby & Riah. Billy’s interests include Family, Football & Fishing, in that order.

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Steven Ugan

Associate Director

Steven has led worship in various settings since his college days at the University of Georgia. After graduating with his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1993, he practiced full time as a veterinarian, while serving as a part-time worship leader at a local church. In 2003, Steven sold his veterinary practice to go into full time ministry. He has been at IHOP Atlanta since its inception in 2004 and currently serves as the Associate Director. Steven's passion is to teach and inspire believers to love God and walk out the Great Commission. He has four children: Sarah, Savannah, Jessica, and Isaac.

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Jamie Burns Pridgen

Director of Ministries

After graduating from the University of Georgia in 2004, Jamie joined staff at IHOP Atlanta. She has been an intercessory missionary since IHOP Atlanta began. She is currently part of the Executive Leadership Team and serves as the Director of Ministries. Along with her husband, she co-pastors Forerunner Church, a young adult church focused on 18-30 year olds. Jamie and Jamie (yes, she married someone named Jamie) have three children, Noel, Noa Grace, and Nash. Jamie’s passion is to pray and to proclaim the passionate love of Jesus the Bridegroom.

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Jamie Pridgen

Forerunner Church Pastor

Jamie is the pastor of Forerunner Church, a young adult church focused on 18-30 year olds. He is a full-time intercessory missionary and part of the senior leadership team at International House of Prayer Atlanta. He and his wife, Jamie, are both committed to discipling a generation to passionately love Jesus, walk in holiness, and possess a depth in the Word of God and prayer. Jamie enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, watching college football, working out, and studying eschatology.

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Chris & Anna Guzzardo

Children’s Pastors

Chris and Anna Guzzardo have been working in children’s ministry since 2009. Chris loves encountering God as a Father and spreading His love to those around him. Anna is passionate about prayer, desiring to see God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven. Their vision is to teach, train and equip children to love Jesus with all their hearts. They want to raise up children who love Jesus more than video games and who see prayer and bible study as normal at a young age. They have one son, Bender, and their family time includes soccer games in the front yard and hammock time on their back porch.

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Chandler Pridgen


Chandler Pridgen leads and directs IHOP Atlanta Missions, including the TASK School of Frontier Missions located in Atlanta, GA. He and his wife, Theresa, are full-time intercessory missionaries where they serve as part of the Senior Leadership Team and are instructors in various missionary training environments. They have a passion to see young adults discipled, equipped, and launched into the remaining 7,000 unreached people groups to see Jesus receive His pure and spotless Bride made up of every nation, tribe, people, and tongue (Rev.7:9). They enjoy traveling, soccer games, and family time with their three children - Angelina, Andrew, and Austin.

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Hazen Stevens

Outreach & Evangelism

Hazen Stevens has been on staff as an Intercessory Missionary at IHOP Atlanta since January 2007, during this time he has served in a variety of capacities from leading the house keeping department to equipping teams in prophecy, healing, and evangelism. His passion in ministry is to see the Gospel advanced in Atlanta through prayer, proclamation, and power, resulting in Holy Spirit transformation from neighborhoods to nations. He desires to equip a generation through teaching and impartation, to reach the lost and revive the Church. Hazen along with his wife Hannah, consider it a great privilege to minister to the Lord in the context of night and day prayer. It is their chief ambition in life to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to raise their three daughters Amarin, Chesed, and Pearl to do the same. Hazen enjoys rainy weather, chai tea, and traveling to experience new people and places!

Pastoral Leadership Team

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Gabe Palmer

Community Life Pastor

Gabe has been in pastoral ministry since 2000. He has used served in the inner-cities of Los Angeles and Atlanta and has served as a missionary to Africa. He is also the USA Director of Send56, a missions agency that trains, sends and assists native African missionaries to unreached people groups. He and his wife Evie, have 7 children.

Our History



120 people and 10 local pastors gather to hear the vision for the house of prayer



40 people from Atlanta complete a one-week training at IHOPKC


1200 attend Onething Atlanta


IHOP-Atlanta launched with 40 hours per week of live worship & prayer



Prayer room expands to 75 hours per week of live worship & prayer


Nightwatch launched; prayer room expanded to 120 hours a week


february 12

24/7 worship and prayer begins



Moved to facility on Collins Hill Road


january - october

Renewal meetings 3 nights a week over 1,000 healings at IHOP



Celebrated 5 years of non-stop, live worship & prayer



Vision for Convergence of Prayer & Mission


ACTS School & Forerunner Church Launched



Commissioned 1st full-time International Missionary (China) - Planted mission base in Matamoros, Mexico



Planted 10 house churches


Planted mission base in Matagalpa, Nicaragua



15 international missionaries on the field


Established Mission Base in Uganda & Kenya



10 year anniversary

Our Strategic Partnerships

Prayer Room