Mike and Carole Coomber established the New Forest House of Prayer in 2005. Following a number of visits to the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOP), they believe the Harp and Bowl model of 24/7 prayer and worship is one of the most effective ways of making prayer both sustainable and enjoyable. Their heart is to see God transform lives and establish His kingdom rule in the New Forest and Wessex region.
Mike is a worship leader, songwriter and graphic designer, with a desire to train up musicians and singers to use their gifts prophetically. His heart is to see the end-time church fully functioning in the power of the Spirit, equipped, prepared and ready for the return of Jesus.
Carole is a retired headteacher, with many years of experience in seeing young people come to faith in God and growing in discipleship. Her life vision is to be a lover of God who empowers others to become lovers of God.
New Forest House of Prayer is also a Charitable Trust, with Mike and Carole as Trustees along with Paul Gaskin.