The Meet Series

We’re doing something a little different for 2017! For each City-Wide meeting, we’ll feature a different pastor or ministry leader in the Kansas City area. These are leaders that we believe you’ll want to hear from!
All of the 2017 Meet Series messages are available on our Event Audio page.

Tuesday, April 18th: Pastor Greg Ealey, Paseo Baptist Church

Tuesday, June 13th: Mike Bickle, International House of Prayer

Tuesday, September 19th: Pastor Phil Hopper, Abundant Life Church

Each event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn of Independence. We begin at 9:30am with a complimentary luncheon included. (Reservations required.)

Pastor Greg Ealey

Greg Ealey is the pastor of Paseo Baptist Church. A native of Austin, Texas, he attended Texas State University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a focus in Accounting. He received a Master of Theology degree with a focus on Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Along with pastoring Paseo Baptist Church, Greg serves as Executive Director of Elevate KC. Elevate KC is a strategic collaboration of business leaders, government officials, and faith leaders from the metro area. Through prayer, mobilization, and action, Elevate KC addresses education, fatherlessness, human trafficking, and racial healing.

Greg is married to Selena Ealey and they have two children, Elias and Emmanuel.


Mike Bickle

Mike Bickle directs the International House of Prayer, an evangelical missions organization based on 24/7 prayer with worship. Mike is also the founder of International House of Prayer University, which includes full-time schools of ministry, music, and media. He is the author of several books, including Growing in PrayerPassion for JesusGrowing in the PropheticThe Pleasures of Loving GodAfter God’s Own Heart, and Prayers to Strengthen Your Inner Man. Mike’s teaching emphasizes growing in passion for Jesus through intimacy with God, doing evangelism and missions work from the place of night-and-day prayer, and the end times.

Mike and his wife, Diane, have two married sons and five grandchildren.





Pastor Phil Hopper

Pastor Phil Hopper became pastor of Abundant Life Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri in February of 2000. Prior to Phil entering the ministry, he was a police officer and sergeant with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department where he served as a SWAT team member. He was awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” as well as the “Gold Award for Valor” and was named the “National Tactical Officer of the Year” for 1997. It was through his experience as a police officer that God was uniquely preparing Phil for the ministry. He answered the call to ministry in early 2000 to pastor a small church of about 100 people in Lee’s Summit. Since that time, Phil has watched God do amazing things in the life of the church as it has grown to an average weekend attendance of 4,000. Phil has led the church through four major building campaigns and property acquisitions. His fondest saying is, “If we can explain it, then God didn’t do it. It’s our desperation that puts God in motion.”

Phil lives in the Lee’s Summit area with his wife Christa and their three kids—Jake, Makay and Joshua.