The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is no stranger to the media, as seen in this CBN interview entitled “IHOP Revival: Kansas City“. It is also no stranger to controversy. Nevertheless, the recent events has depicted the IHOP cult in a much darker light, as seen in the article below.
Kansas City Star -
A clearer picture began to emerge Thursday about Tyler Deaton’s role at the International House of Prayer.
Deaton’s wife, Bethany Ann Deaton, was found dead in a parked van Oct. 30 at Longview Lake. Authorities initially believed she killed herself, but a week ago a man told police that he had killed her at the order of Tyler Deaton, who has been described as the charismatic leader of a religious sect.
The man who confessed to the killing, Micah Moore, a member of Deaton’s group, has been charged with first-degree murder. Deaton has not been charged. Prosecutors have acknowledged that he is under investigation.
Deaton’s group came from Texas to be part of the International House of Prayer, based in south Kansas City.
On Monday, Allen Hood, the president of the International House of Prayer, said in a statement that Deaton led his group independently and operated under a “veil of secrecy,” though members attended a school operated by IHOP. The statement also made reference to the group’s “disturbing religious practices.”
But a handout and website posting shows that as of Nov. 4 — five days after Bethany Deaton’s death — Tyler Deaton was a “division coordinator” on the administrative team of International House of Prayer friendship groups. The position is unpaid, according to another person who holds the same position and attended three recent meetings with Deaton.
For more information on the IHOP murder, click on the link entitled “Parents look for answers in nurse’s death“.
IHOP is part of a religious movement called “The New Apostolic Reformation”. It is an experienced based religion that is more “new age” than Christian, because its doctrine and practices built upon Roman Catholic doctrine, and mysticism. To learn more about the roots and history of this movement, click on the link entitled “New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) Latter Rain“. To see the present day activity of the New Apostolic Reformation, click on the link entitled “Kundalini Warning“.
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