My whole family attended FC and ihop functions for many years. During this time, while going through a challenging family/parenting season, my mom was encouraged to receive inner healing/counseling by an IHOP staff member that knew our family. This person had no education or credentials but conducted several “sessions” with my mom in a side room at the prayer room. There was enough trust at the time to share some highly sensitive and vulnerable things about her and my family. A few years later, my parents were asked to give a financial donation to this persons individual ministry, and they declined. In response, this person sent very long inflammatory texts berating my mom and dads character, calling out and shaming the sensitive information that was shared in the “safe” context of the counseling sessions from years before. It was very hurtful and unprofessional

- Volunteer/student/community member2009-2016