Eastgate House of Prayer (EHOP) is a ministry with the specific focus of raising up passionate worshippers of God in our Region who have intimate knowledge of Him and are released to move in the authority He has given us to accomplish the Great Commission.

Eastgate House of Prayer is not a church. We are committed to the local churches of our Region, and we require a pastoral recommendation for each of our team members. This is born of a heart desire to honor and partner with the churches of the Lancaster County and greater Region.

Eastgate House of Prayer is a stand alone nonprofit ministry that was birthed out of Petra Church in New Holland, PA in 2011. It was established with a regional vision to include other members of the body of Christ (churches, ministries, and individuals) in our region who can also serve and lead in ministry. EHOP’s Board of Directors oversees the broader vision of EHOP while a team of staff and ministry leaders maintain the day to day operation of the House of Prayer.

Why ‘Eastgate’ House of Prayer? Jesus will return to Israel to the Mount of Olives, then through the East Gate in Jerusalem as predicted in the prophets.  We (location-wise) are also the eastern gate to Lancaster County and to the region. (Ezekiel 43:1-5; 44:1-2).

Our Purpose


Eastgate House of Prayer exists to honor Jesus and to open heavenly gates for both personal and regional transformation over Lancaster County and the surrounding regions through consistent and fervent prayer and worship.

We recognize that one of the greatest needs within the body of Christ today is for a radical, dedicated, passionate group of believers to rise up in the power of consistent, persistent prayer to push back the kingdom of darkness so that the Good News can go forth.

All across the nations of the earth, God is raising up an army of prayer warriors to do just that. We are a part of this prayer movement and seek to create an atmosphere for God’s manifest presence to reside. EHOP is a place where people can come to experience God and encounter Him in a real and transforming way.

We are called to rise up and build this culture of prayer in our region to see His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

We believe this purpose will come to pass as we live out the first and second commandments. In Mark 12:30 Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.  The second this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”