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IHOPU’s President Resigns Less Than 2 Weeks After IHOPKC Permanently Cuts Ties With Mike Bickle

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Earlier this week (Jan. 3), International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC) spokesperson Eric Volz announced that International House of Prayer University (IHOPU) president David Sliker has stepped down after a seven-year tenure.

Sliker is also stepping down from his role on IHOPKC’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Volz characterized the move as “a mutual decision made in the best interest of the IHOPKC community and David’s family.”

“We honor David’s service and dedication,” Volz added. “He is loved by the IHOPKC community and he remains in good standing with this spiritual family.”

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Volz shared that Matt Candler has been appointed IHOPU’s president. According to IHOPU, Candler has been a senior leader at the IHOP Missions Base for nearly 20 years and serves with his wife, Dana, on IHOPU’s Executive Management Team as a Prayer Director. Candler helped start IHOPKC in 1999.

The statement concluded by thanking IHOPKC followers for their “continued prayers in this season.”

One person commented, “Dave’s teachings were life changing for me. Thank you for your service and the tremendous love you poured into this community. God is working everything out for your good. Praying for the Sliker family!”

Another wrote, “Praying for David and family and the New team lead by Matt. May the Lords blessings and favor be your portion.”

RELATED: IHOPKC Founder Mike Bickle Steps Away From Ministry Because of ‘Credible and Long-Standing’ Sexual Abuse Allegations

Sliker’s resignation comes nearly two months after IHOPKC announced that its founder, Mike Bickle, was indefinitely stepping away from all ministry activities and social media after being accused of sexual and spiritual abuse and less than two weeks after IHOPKC announced it was permanently cutting ties with Bickle after receiving new information that confirmed a “level of inappropriate behavior.”

IHOPKC’s Executive Director Stuart Greaves has also resigned.

IHOPKC is currently being investigated by Rosalee McNamara of Lathrop GPM, a third-party law firm located in Kansas City.