"Our community exists to transform culture through prayer and worship, by exalting the name of Jesus and providing a resting place for His presence"
The heart behind the Monroe House of Prayer is beautifully captured in Psalm 27:4:
"One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and inquire in His temple."
We wholeheartedly believe Monroe and the surrounding region will conform to the Kingdom of Heaven, as we prioritize the exaltation of Jesus and declare the Word of God through specific hourly sets of prayer and worship dedicated to government, families, education, the ending of abortion, and the specific needs of our community. We will see the spiritually dead raised to life, orphans become sons and daughters, and every sphere of society in our city and region touched by signs, wonders, and miracles!
We believe the Lord is restoring the tabernacle of David (Amos 9:11-15, Acts 15:16-17) in the earth and it is the heart of the Monroe House of Prayer to partner with the plans and purposes of God. We desire to raise up anointed intercessors, singers, and musicians that will usher in the return of our King - Jesus!
The Monroe House of Prayer is the product of decades of intercession, both in homes and corporate meetings. Many believers in Monroe and the surrounding region have been contending in prayer for our city. MHOP is the fruit of the prayers of these saints. Our staff includes the children, and grandchildren of these believers who were faithful in prayer and believed for our city to experience revival.
Almost 15 years ago, a Saturday morning intercessory group felt led to move their prayer gathering from the current sanctuary of North Monroe Street Church to the old sanctuary, which was not in use. God was using them to birth something in the spirit. One morning during their time of prayer the spirit of the Lord fell and they began to prophesy that a house of prayer would be established in Monroe. Little did they know it was to be built on the very ground where they were standing. Simultaneously across the city of Monroe and the region there were pockets of believers who were faithfully gathering in prayer asking the Lord to move in our city. The Lord, in His perfect timing, began to unite these groups
As the churches of Monroe began to increase in unity, the hunger for prayer and a move of God became apparent. It was in this climate that MHOP was birthed. After attempting to secure different locations for the house of prayer, the old sanctuary of North Monroe Street Church was offered. In August of 2019, almost 15 years after an intercessory group declared the heart of God, we began to turn the old sanctuary into the Monroe House of Prayer. We opened our doors for essential staff on Monday, June 22nd 2020! We are partnering with the Lord to see the restoration of David's tabernacle, we pray you will join us!
Jake & Hannah Loop
The Loops serve as the Directors of the Monroe House of Prayer and have been full-time intercessory missionaries in Monroe for three years. Jake has a background in education, having worked in inner city high schools. In 2018 he received his Master's degree in Spiritual Formation and Leadership from Moody Theological Seminary and has a heart to see identity, fatherhood, and discipleship restored in the Body of Christ. Before joining Jake in full-time ministry, Hannah worked as a legislative director in the Michigan Legislature, and a public relations specialist in the private sector. She has a heart for creative arts and worship, and manages the administrative needs of the Monroe House of Prayer. The Loops have a beautiful daughter, Liberty Bloom, and new son, Finney Nash Victor! If you want more information about the Loops visit their personal website www.loopfamily.org.
Jillean Mills is a worship leader, mentor, and teacher at the Monroe House of Prayer. Jill has worked in the marketplace for several years, and uses her gifts and abilities full-time as a Product Content Manager at DRiV, Inc. (formerly Tenneco, Inc.) in Monroe, Michigan. She carries the joy of the Lord wherever she goes, and is a powerful worship leader, taking rooms straight into the presence and heart of the Father. As a leader at MHOP, she desires to train and mentor worship teams in Harp & Bowl, a Biblical model of worship that facilitates enjoyable and sustainable intercession.
Jill and her husband Tony have been pouring into the youth of Monroe as the Youth Pastors at N. Monroe Street Church. Jill and Tony love to hike, and spoil their cuddly golden doodle named Gus.
Sean is a worship leader, musician, teacher, and mentor at the Monroe House of Prayer. He works as a General Manager at Logistical Data Services, and serves on the worship team at N. Monroe Street Church. He obtained his MA in Religion from Liberty University, with a focus on Christian Apologetics in July of 2020.
Sean has been leading worship for eleven years and desires to write and release new songs songs over Monroe in the House of Prayer setting. With a Psalmist anointing, he carries the heart of Davidic worship, and always ushers people into intimacy with the Lord. When Sean isn't leading worship, you can find him with his wife Ryleigh and their two beautiful children, Beckham and Blake.
Ellie Risher is an intercessor, mentor, and missionary at the Monroe House of Prayer. Before being called to Monroe, she served in Youth with a Mission (YWAM), and Iris Global Ministries. During this time, she worked as a missionary in 35 countries, focusing mainly in Australia, South Africa, and Mozambique. Ellie is currently a resident of Monroe and a certified birth doula. She is a member of the Michigan Prison Doula Initiative, a non-profit that supports incarcerated mothers during labor and post-partum care. She also serves as Co-Director of the Transformation Center, an inner healing ministry in Toledo, Ohio. Ellie carries a breaker anointing and is passionate about training the next generation of intercessory missionaries at the Monroe House of Prayer!