The Prayer Room Missions Base FAQ

Last updated March 22, 2016.

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What is The Prayer Room Missions Base?

The Prayer Room (TPR) is a parachurch ministry in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Texas that runs 18 hours of prayer and worship a day, 7 days a week. We started as a daily prayer meeting in 2005 when God gave a clear and dramatic word to the director, Brad Stroup, to “Start a daily prayer meeting tomorrow at 5:00 am and don’t stop until I come back.” We currently have around 10 full- or part-time staff members, around 20 volunteer staff members, and around 50 more who are committed to prayer meetings but may or may not serve behind the scenes.

Read more on the website: Introduction to The Prayer Room

Check out the youtube channel: The Prayer Room on Youtube

The video below show TPR’s heart for 24/7 prayer and worship.

So it’s in Dallas?

Technically, it’s in Pantego, which is a tiny city about 1 mile square that’s completely surrounded by the city of Arlington. Arlington is in between Dallas and Ft. Worth, so it’s considered to be part of the DFW metroplex.

Thanks, Google maps.

Thanks, Google maps.

How much is TPR like IHOPKC?

TPR is very much inspired by the same core values as IHOPKC, although there is no formal connection. The harp and bowl model of prayer and worship is essentially the same model that IHOPKC uses, with a few tweaks to better suit our resources and context. TPR teaches extensively on the truth of Jesus as bridegroom, king, and judge, especially in the context of the end times, which IHOPKC does as well. TPR isn’t running 24/7 like IHOPKC yet, but we hope to soon!

Does TPR do other kinds of ministry outside of the prayer room itself?

Since the mandate God gave The Prayer Room was so specific to 24/7 prayer and worship, that is what we really feel called to give the majority of our strength to. The last thing we want is for the prayer room to suffer if we split our focus too much. We do have a strong emphasis on teaching and training the body of Christ in some of the subjects God has specifically marked us with (such as prayer, worship, the first commandment, the end times, and others) and we do host conferences and send out guest speakers at times, and we’re working on launching additional Bible classes. Evangelism and outreach is certainly valued and encouraged at TPR, but it’s not something we feel called to focus on in a formal capacity as a ministry.

Of all the ministries you could join, why TPR?

I’ve known since Fall 2012 that I wanted to staff a smaller house of prayer after my IHOPU graduation, and I started thinking seriously about staffing TPR during my externship there in Fall 2015, though it was already on my mind ever since I met them in Fall 2014. The TPR community and I are such a perfect fit for each other. Read my blog about deciding to move back to join staff.

When did you join staff?

January 2017. I graduated from IHOPU in May, and then came home to California for a while to work and raise partnership, then in January I travelled to DFW (via Kansas City and Milwaukee to visit friends!) and joined full-time staff.

What do you do at TPR?

My primary role is as a worshipper and intercessor in the prayer room itself. I lead worship at least ten hours a week, and I serve as a “gatekeeper” ushering and section leading for the room. I also serve as the internship coordinator for our Immerse internship, and over time as we begin to offer more courses and programs I will serve administratively over those as well. In total, my week consists of 30 hours in the prayer room and 15 hours of service, including admin, meetings, and teaching.

Where do you live?

I rent a house with two of my good friends. We’re all geeks, introverts, and night owls, plus we’re all on staff with TPR. We’re all a great fit for each other.

Where do you go to church?

Brad Stroup, the director of TPR, pastors a small church called Forerunner Fellowship. It’s a completely separate entity from TPR, but most of the people who attend are also involved with TPR. I attend there on Sunday evenings and get together with my wonderful small group.

What do finances look like for you?

I have an amazing team of financial partners who support me as an intercessory missionary, and I need to continue growing that team so that my finances can be sustainable long-term. If you’re interested in partnering with me, HERE’S A LINK!

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