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B-HOP Executive Director (Currently on temporary sabbatical)
Mike grew up in Red Lodge, MT. Throughout his childhood, he and his family commuted to Billings to attend Faith Chapel .
In 2001, Mike left home to spend a year in Albany, NY where he lived in a missional prayer community. Mike then moved to Pasadena, CA to attend a discipleship school, led by Lou Engle. After completing The Call School, Mike helped establish the Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP) from 2002-2007 under the direction of Cheryl Allen.
He then relocated to Kanas City to be a part of the International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) from 2008-2010. Michael was on the Night Watch (midnight-6am).
The Larson family then felt called to move to the Seattle area where they were able to strengthen IHOPNW. While living in the Seattle area, Michael focused on Human Resource Management, completing his masters degree in Organizational Leadership. He also served as president of the board of directors for IHOPNW overseeing the transition of leadership when the founders retired.
BHOP officially launched on 1-11-2021.
BHOP Interim Director
Laurel joined BHOP staff in June 2021 as Assistant Director of Prayer. She’s been a lover of Jesus for the past 25 years. In 2009 Laurel was introduced to IHOP-KC when she took a class called “The Excellencies of Christ.” During this time, she began to cultivate a deeper life of prayer. Laurel has a passion to see broken hearts restored by the love of the Father. She received a bachelors on rehabilitation and has worked as an addiction counselor. In addition to being a mom to her daughter Abby, she served as house mom at Hannah House as well as group leader in Celebrate Recovery at Faith Chapel.
Effective 1/15/22, Laurel is serving as Interim Director.