Pastor Dan Streeper

Greetings! I am glad that you are checking out our Web site to learn more about the faith community of House of Prayer. Early in Christ’s ministry he invites the disciples to be part of his ministry with the words, “Come and See.” (John 1:39) It is my hope that you will come and see what God is up to in the faith community of House of Prayer and in the local communities of Oakdale and North Saint Paul, and as far away as Ifunda, Tanzania.

Today, many churches have their own mission statements. To that I say, our mission is Christ’s mission. To love God, our neighbor and yourself. At House of Prayer we use the following acrostic statement on a bookmark to remind us of this mission:

House of People, Redeemed by God, Assembling in worship, Yielding to God's Word, Encouraging faith in others, and responding int loving service; for all people!We are ordinary people, doing God’s extraordinary work. We know that we all make mistakes and yet we have been redeemed by God. We assemble in worship to praise an abundant God and to yield to and learn from God’s Word. We strive to encourage faith in others by witnessing to our own faith and by offering ourselves in response to the needs of others in loving service. In so doing we strive to become a House of Prayer for all people. (Based upon Isaiah 56:7)

Each week, we strive to live out Christ’s mission by connecting our faith to everyday life. We do this through praising God in worship and song, through Bible study and education, through prayers of thanksgiving for God’s amazing creation and for one another in our journeys of faith, and importantly through service to our neighbor. If you check out our Ministries page and in particular our Social Ministry page you will see just some of the examples of how we strive to build relationships with our local community, the nation and the world. I am pleased also to share that we put our time, talent and treasure where our hearts are. Each year our charitable giving is between 16-20% of our annual giving (See our Annual Report). This is above the work of our own ministry. We can only give, because God has blessed us with so much!

If you want to be part of a caring community who strives to live what it means to be Christian… and yes we make mistakes too… please ‘come and see’ what Christ is up to at House of Prayer! ALL are welcome! – Thanks be to God!

Pastor Dan.

From the Pastor’s Study Articles

  • From the Pastor’s Study: January 2016
    “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son…”  John 3:16a Singer song writer Amy Grant has written and performed many wonderful songs over the years. One of my favorites that she wrote along with … Continue reading
  • From the Pastor’s Study
    “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2  At a recent conference on Church Growth, president and founder of Global Church Advancement, Rev. … Continue reading
  • From the Pastor’s Study – March 2014
    For the LORD will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice … Continue reading
  • From the Pastor’s Study – December 2013
    Advent is upon us! The season of waiting, where we groan under the weight of anticipation of Christ coming at Christmas… it’s my favorite of all the church seasons. (Maybe a pastor isn’t supposed to have favorites? But I do.) … Continue reading
  • What I am Reading from Pastor Dan
    For those interested, I am currently reading a number of books. First I am reading a very short book entitled, “Making Vision Stick” by Andy Stanley. It is a book about vision. It focuses on the idea that you may … Continue reading

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