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The Leadership Team for the College of Prayer International makes it possible to continue siezing all of the opportunities that the ministry faces. There are four primary teams that function: communications, provision, pioneering, and prayer. Each member of the Leadership Team oversees a number of volunteers and reports directly to the President of the College of Prayer International, Rev. Fred Hartley, III.

Fred Hartley, III

Rev. Fred Hartley, III

President & Director of Pioneering

As President of the College of Prayer International, Fred is our visionary leader. He was mentored by Armin Gesswein, whose ideas and passions helped shape the College of Prayer. Fred is also the Lead Pastor at Lilburn Alliance Church, a church located in metro Atlanta, Georgia where he and his wife Sherry have served since 1988. Fred is the author of thirteen books, several of which are on our Resources page.

Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell

Executive Director

Jon is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College where he earned his B.S. in Business Administration and LeTourneau University where he received his MBA. His professional experience has included overseeing the Marketing and Operations for a publishing company in Birmingham, AL as well as work in Information Technology for a local pediatric hospital. His education, experience in the business world and longevity with our ministry position him well to take the College of Prayer International to the next level.

Bill Hyer

Rev. Bill Hyer

Academic Dean

In 1987, Bill and his wife Michelle started Christ Church EPC in Anderson, SC which he pastored for 23 years. As a member of the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic, he served for many years as chairman and a member of the Ministerial Committee and as Moderator of the Presbytery. In November, 2009, he was called to be Pastor of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Brandon, MS. Bill loves his wife, learning about most anything, and sports. Bill's passion is to love and live for God and to know the Word of God (Ezra 7:10) and teach it (2 Tim. 2:2) so that people will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and grow as His disciples (Matt. 28:19).

Don Young

Rev. Don Young

Pioneer Team Director

As Pioneer Team Director, Don Young works closely with the President to oversee all current and developing campuses with our Regional Directors. Don has been involved with the College of Prayer International since its inception in 1996. He has been a facilitator, Board Member, teacher and also serves as Interim Regional Director for Asia.

He and his wife Marlen were part of the organizational team that started Prayer Tents at the Christian and Missionary Alliance (a worldwide denomination) National Conferences. They were missionaries in West Africa for 15 years and have traveled and ministered in more than 35 countries. Revival prayer is their passion and they continue to teach worldwide.

Sherry Hartley

Sherry Hartley

Director of Prayer

Sherry Hartley and her husband Fred live in metro-Atlanta. She is the mother of four and the young-looking grandmother of five. She grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Elementary Education. She has been part of the College of Prayer since it began in 1993. Playing ALTA tennis, leading a women's Bible study, and practicing hospitality are just a few of the things Sherry enjoys. Utilizing her gifts of service she keeps our team of intercessors informed about College of Prayer modules being facilitated around the world. We are privileged to have her serve as our Director of Prayer, which includes leading intercessors in prayer for the protection, fullness and blessing of the ministry.