Auburn House of Prayer was founded by Christian students at Auburn University in 2006. Students began assembling in prayer, asking God to ignite the city and campus of Auburn with the Spirit of wisdom and revelation of Jesus Christ. They started with prayer on campus, then grew to assemble and disciple students in dorms, houses, and coffee shops in downtown Auburn. After two years of faithful assembly on campus and around the city, the original student leaders graduated from Auburn University then began praying for God to provide new leadership to continue and develop AHOP. 

In the fall of 2008, God sent Justin and Rachel Eldred, former Auburn alumni, to advance the church as a house of prayer and to call students to fasting and prayer on campus at Auburn. The Eldreds committed themselves to deepening the church in their faith and to help both students and local residents encounter the Spirit of Christ and to help others understand the work of God's kingdom in Auburn, Alabama.

Since then, the ministry of AHOP has grown from discipling students to include reaching newlyweds, families, and seniors of Auburn. AHOP is now recognized as an official church of Auburn and registered as an on campus ministry at Auburn University. As a church we meet weekly in community to pray, learn from the word of God, and make disciples downtown and on campus.