Ezekiel 22:30 -- And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
God looked for a man to stand in the gap so that he would not destroy the city, but He found none. In 1999, Pastors Tomm and Brenda Todd made the decision to answer the call to be ones that would stand in the gap on behalf of others so that their lives and their lands would not be destroyed. In starting the ministry, they knew that prayer would have to be the foundation. They knew that teaching would be instrumental in establishing a network of intercessors worldwide to pray the will of God into the earth therefore, they established Gethseminary Institute. Gethseminary Institute offers a two year curriculum on the fundamentals of prayer and biblical foundations. Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, this international ministry travels throughout the United States and in foreign countries teaching and encouraging the body of Christ via conferences, seminars, prayer rallies and boot camps. Gap Standers International's goal is to teach and encourage the body of Christ to pray continually without ceasing.