The former leader of the International House of Prayer Kansas City is facing another sexual abuse allegation – this time for a teenager whose family attended his church more than 20 years ago.
The accusation, first reported by the Kansas City Star, came the same week the church apologized for its delayed response to an initial sex abuse claim filed against the minister this past fall by a woman who said she was 19 when he reportedly assaulted her.
Mike Bickle, 68, allegedly molested his former babysitter Tammy Woods, whose family attended his church in St. Louis before he started the 24/7 global prayer ministry, the outlet reported Thursday.
Woods is among at least two people who claim the minister sexually abused them when they were teenagers.
The first person to publicly claim Bickle molested her came forward in October with accusations dating back to the late 1990s.
In a Thursday post on its IHOPKC’s website, the Kansas City-based church wrote it was grief-stricken with the latest news. The group said its leaders believe both women’s claims and publicly apologized.
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In late December, the church announced it was permanently separating from Bickle amid his initial sex abuse allegations after a woman identified as Jane Doe came forward with accusations in October.
“We believe that Mike Bickle sexually abused and manipulated Jane…