I am the author of End-Times Simplified: Preparing Your Heart for the Coming Storm (Forerunner Publishing). It has sold tens of thousands of copies and has been translated into seven languages. It focuses on the storyline of the return of Jesus and is dedicated to helping believers prepare for the unique dynamics that surround it. I have recently rewritten, revised, and expanded this book and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the storyline and unique dynamics of the return of Jesus.
This is my personal website. It includes my personal blog, focused on “Practical Christianity for the End of the Age”. My mission is to help believers connect more with Jesus in a life of prayer and preparation for the days to come. As a result, I write on prayer, devotion to Jesus, personal development, leadership, and biblical themes. This website also includes longer articles and helpful resources that are both practical and inspirational in serving your journey towards wholehearted love for Jesus.
My goal is to create inspirational, helpful content that you can apply to your personal and professional life. If you are wanting to love Jesus more – at home, at work, and in ministry – then this website is for you.
My goal is to write daily (Monday through Friday), though I’m really working towards posting three times a week. Right now, I’m rolling along steadily with one article or essay per week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS or e-mail.
I am a former youth pastor in Upstate New York. I was moderately successful and mostly loved what I was doing, but felt a stirring in my heart for something more. Then the invitation came to move to Kansas City and help build the International House of Prayer. At the time this ministry, led by Mike Bickle, had been engaged in night and day prayer and worship for only a few years. Today, this prayer ministry has been seeking the face of Jesus nonstop for over 14 years. It has been an honor and a privilege to join with some of the finest people I’ve ever known. Together, we’ve been working hard to faithfully build an unceasing witness of the beauty of Jesus. It has been a labor of love, and it has been a joy to discover what I was made to do.
Today, our ministry involves five thousand people locally, which includes our university (IHOPU) and our local church (Forerunner Christian Fellowship). There are now eighty-five departments, seven divisions and sub-divisions, and constant activity. The nations are constantly represented well in our prayer room and online via our continuous webstream. Life has become exhilarating, complicated, difficult, wondrous, and challenging. I’ve watched this little ministry grow from fifty people in a trailer working hard to “give Jesus no rest” in ceaseless prayer to a true international ministry with all the pressures and human dynamics that come with that spectacular growth.
I came to pursue Jesus, and in the process I’ve written a book and a few other resources, I’ve received the education of a lifetime on an international platform, and learned dynamics of leadership and management that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. It’s my joy to share some of those insights with you.
Currently, I’m traveling, writing, and teaching multiple classes at our school as well as our internships, which I give leadership to. I lead a national conference ministry for youth and young adults called Elijah Revolution, which I founded with my friend Lou Engle of TheCall. Out of all of the groups I have the privilege of speaking to, I enjoy speaking to teenagers most of all. When I started in youth ministry over 20 years ago, I made a promise to the Lord that I would, by His grace, be a youth pastor all the days of my life. So far, despite everything I do, the Lord has honored this commitment.
My primary assignment and great joy is to serve the house of prayer as an intercessor. The cry of my heart since my early 20’s has been to be a man of “one thing” (Ps. 27:4). I’ve worked hard to prioritize prayer and knowing Jesus as the primary themes of my life.
I’m married to an amazing and beautiful woman – Tracey (@traceysliker on Twitter) and have four incredible children. It’s my joy to spend my free time and beyond with them as we travel and explore life with Jesus together. They make me proud and fill my life with much joy.