Carlos and Emily Sarmiento In 1995, after serving under the leadership of Pastor Hinn, Carlos launched out on his own by starting Reviving This Generation Ministries. RTG was a revivalistic missions-focused ministry with numerous open doors throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, South America and Russia. Thousands were miraculously healed, delivered and saved as Carlos traveled full-time from 1995-2000. In the fall of 1999, the Lord began to place on his and Emily's hearts that the time had come for the two of them to launch into a different phase of ministry. After much prayer and spiritual counsel, they started a church on the west side of Orlando in Ocoee. Living Waters Church was birthed in April of 2000 on Easter morning. The church experienced rapid growth, touching many lives and impacting the community. LWC was only the beginning - the Lord was about to encounter Carlos in a way that would forever change the focus and emphasis of his ministry. As a result of the heavenly encounter on May 8th, 2005 that Carlos had, the Orlando House of Prayer was founded by Carlos and Emily who serve as the Executive Directors. They envision a place where 24-7 intercessory prayer and worship continue night and day, non-stop until the coming of the Lord. They believe their mandate includes a House of Prayer that has continual ministry alongside the continual prayer that is being offered: 24-7 evangelism, 24-7 prayer for the sick, 24-7 prophetic ministry for those crying out for deliverance and salvation. Carlos and Emily have five children all serving in the end-time prayer ministry. Jordan is a student and a staff member at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City's Forerunner School of Ministry and plays keyboard in their 24/7 prayer room. Alexia is on staff at IHOP-KC and married to Matt Gilman, a worship leader there. Taylor is serving at IHOP-KC, Landon and Sierra serve in the prayer room at OHOP.
A Note from Mike Bickle I highly recommend the ministry of Carlos and Emily Sarmiento. They have been serving with Lord in ministry for over 23 years. His dedication and service to the Lord is remarkable and to be admired. Carlos is involved with the training of leaders and equipping of short and long term missionaries. They are amazing people as many of you already know. Carlos obviously has unusual leadership abilities as he is serving as Director to the entire OHOP Missions Base as well as the Director of Forerunner School of Ministry, an internship training bible school in The Orlando/Central Florida Area. His leadership abilities is invaluable in leading intercessory meetings for revival in the USA and other nations. He is a servant with usual faithfulness in ways that are essential to the success of this ministry. God has anointed Carlos to lead the Orlando House Of Prayer and the Forerunner School of Ministry. He is a man whom God has seasoned and prepared through many years for such a time as this. I recommend this couple as faithful servants of the Lord Jesus and of us, and I invite you to prayerfully consider how you can invest into the commission God has given us to further the Kingdom by supporting them and getting involved with them. Mike Bickle, Director International House of Prayer www.IHOP.org
Who are we? We are a ministry organized as a city church, functioning towards 24/7 house of prayer, serving as a missions base. What’s the VISION of OHOP? Establish individuals into the bridal identity through 24/7 prayer as forerunners in this end time. To release God’s power and love in the earth. What’s the MISSION of OHOP? We exist to reach the lost and to restore the identity of believers to Christ in the context of the Bridal Paradigm. By providing biblical-based education for believers of Christ in all areas of life and to raise them up as intimate lovers of God. For the releasing of laborers empowered by the Holy Spirit through 24/7 night and day prayer for the great end time harvest of souls. What is the purpose OHOP Missions? The Missions Base exists to call forth and train forerunners to embrace the prophetic forerunner spirit leading to a fasted lifestyle and the proclamation of the beauty of God as Bridegroom, King and Judge to equip believers to embrace Jesus in a wholehearted way at the end of the Age. Is this a new idea? No, definitely not! In fact the, perpetual solemn assemblies have played a key part in the formation of the church down through the centuries. For example: Around 1000 BC, King David established a tabernacle in Jerusalem and set a precedent of night and day worship before the Lord that continued at various times throughout Israel and Judah's history. Each time this order of worship was reintroduced, spiritual breakthrough, deliverance and military victory followed. Likewise, throughout the centuries, groups in Ireland, Germany, South Korea, and elsewhere across the globe have established day and night centers of prayer and worship. Following in this tradition, the Orlando House of Prayer started their own night and day prayer in 2007 and continues to build toward their goal of 24/7 live worship.
Orlando House of Prayer Mission Base exists as a fellowship of lovesick believers of Jesus Christ who are forerunners and intentionally stand before the Lord night and day with worship and intercession. From this place of intimacy with the Bridegroom, we will reach the lost and restore the identity of believers as the bride of Christ and provide biblical-based education and experiences for all believers of Christ in all areas of life so that they may each be intimate lovers of God. We will train equip and release forerunner intercessors and messengers empowered by the Holy Spirit through a lifestyle of prayer, worship and fasting for the end-time harvest of souls and provide a place of encouragement and training for all those who are stirred by the call of the prayer movement.
WE BELIEVE that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired and therefore inerrant, Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live. [Matthew 5:18; John 10:35 and 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21] WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By His bloodshed at the Cross–, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints forever. [Matthew 1:18–25; John 1:1–18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1–28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10–14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6–11; Colossians 1:15–23; Hebrews 7:25, 9:13–15 and 10:19; 1 Peter 2:21–25; 1 John 2:1–2] WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God's sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. [John 1:12–13, 6:37–44 and 10:25–30; Acts 16:30–31; Romans 3–4 and 8:1–17, 31–39 and 10:8–10; Ephesians 2:8–10; Philippians 2:12–13; Titus 3:3–7; 1 John 1:7, 9] WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom we are also sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the Kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission. [Matthew 3:11; John 1:12–13 and 3:1–15; Acts 4:29–30; Romans 8:9 and 12:3–8; 1 Corinthians 12:12–13; 2 Corinthians 1:21–22; Galatians 3:1–5; Ephesians 1:13–14 and 5:18]