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).
- Billy Humphrey, Director
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Scott has been part of the House of Prayer since its inception in 2004. Although he is employed full time during the week in the secular arena, he has a priority of being at the mission base during the week and weekends to pray and assist in a variety of areas including: building maintenance, finances, and other helps department areas. His main gifting is serving others in whatever area is needed. He believes in the importance of encouraging the younger generation to seek the Lord intimately, worship Him, and be prepared for His return. He has been married 25 years, has 4 grown children, and one granddaughter. He enjoys camping, travel, construction, and playing his guitar in his spare time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
24/7 worship and prayer begins
Moved to facility on Collins Hill Road
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