In the video provided, Mike Bickle—who was a member of the Kansas City Prophets and a “General” in the New Apostolic Reformation, discusses the apostasy of several prominent ex-Christian celebrities. But it’s about halfway through the video that it gets really interesting.
(Pulpit & Pen) An up-and-coming Southern Baptist leader in the Missouri Baptist Convention sat down to do a video with two leaders in the International House of Prayer (IHOP) cult in Kansas City, Missouri. The three men, including the SBC pastor, discussed why fake miracles and ‘exaggerations’ in the charismatic movement are “worth it.”
Malachi O’Brien is the pastor of the Church at Pleasant Ridge in Harrisonville, Missouri in the Kansas City Area. This isn’t the first time the SBC pastor has affiliated himself with the Kansas City cult; the two have partnered for years. We wrote about O’Brien in the 2016 post, Is Ronnie Floyd Trying to Merge the SBC with IHOP? Floyd had used his presidency at the SBC to appoint O’Brien—even in spite of his partnering in every conceivable way with the charismatic, mind-melding, dangerous cult—the president of the influential denominational Committee on Committees.
O’Brien is a Southern Baptist’s Southern Baptist, and still influential in state denominational life. He was nominated as Second VP for the SBC in 2016. And then, he actually won, as you can see in the photos below.