I have the best job in the world. It may seem crazy to some, but I am incredibly blessed to spend the greatest portion of my time praying to an unseen God in a mostly empty room. Prayer isn’t the only thing I do, it’s the first thing. Basically, I’m a guy longing to love and encounter Jesus with all my heart. I am also, among other things, the director of the International House of Prayer Atlanta (a mission base centered in live 24-hour worship & prayer).
This is my personal blog. My goal is that it would be a resource hub for you offering relevant and revelatory content that will aide you in your pursuit of God. If you’re a leader or aspire to be, this blog will help you with the nuances of leadership in our rapidly transforming church culture.
I’m asked regularly, “How can you do prayer and missions together?” Most people think you can only do one or the other, at times even pitting them against each other. There’s no reason to do this. These two kingdom mandates were never supposed to be separate and honestly they’ve never been apart in God’s mind.
Right now the Lord is releasing an incredible convergence of prayer and missions and calling His church to engage in both. There is a tribe of believers who are taking this mandate seriously. If this resonates with you, you may be a part of this tribe without even realizing it.
My blog deals with the necessary paradigms for prayer & mission to operate hand in glove. The prayer movement is a missions movement and the missions movement is a prayer movement. Both are worship movements foundational to a great end time revival movement. All these streams are destined to flow as one river.
On my blog you will find posts about the message, mission, model and methods of the rapidly emerging prayer & missions movement in the church across the earth. I also occasionally write about current event and repost content that others produce along these lines.
I typically post 2-3 times a week. Monthly I publish interviews with leaders in the body of Christ to talk about prayer and missions. If you’d like to subscribe you can via RSS feed.
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I attended the University of Georgia ’88-’91, transferred to Georgia State University ’91-’92, ’98, where I received my B.A. in Public and Political Communication with a minor in Philosophy of Religion.
I worked as a sales manager for a small communications company from ’92-’94 while serving as the youth leader at Victory World Church in Norcross, Ga. In 1994 I transitioned into ministry full time as a youth pastor there, where I served until 2003.
In 2001-2002 the Lord visited our youth ministry with a powerful move of the Spirit that left me forever marked with a burning desire for God and for revival.
In 2003, after some amazing prophetic encounters, the Lord directed me to move to Kansas City to work with the International House of Prayer to learn the vision and values in order to plant the International House of Prayer Atlanta.
We planted IHOP-Atlanta in 2004 and by God’s grace the prayer room went 24-7 in February 2006. The prayer meeting that started in 2006 continues to this day and is the centerpiece of all the church and missions work that has emerged from the missions base.
Currently IHOP-Atlanta is home to 2 local churches, 5 internships, a full time ministry & music school, a full time mission school, GateCity Revival Network(local church network), Daniel Academy, Embracing Life Adoption Agency and multiple weekly justice and outreach initiatives.
I have been married to my wife, Maribeth, @MariLHumphrey, since 1992. We have four children who are the love of our life.
I spend my free time with my family doing just about anything they want to do and I LOVE bass fishing.
The best way to contact me is via this blog or through twitter at @BillyHumphrey1