The International Leadership Embassy began out of a burden from God in Jim Hodges, who serves as the Apostolic Team Leader and President of FMCI. Jim was concerned with the course the nation was on and saw the answer was an informed and engaged Church. In the summer of 2004 Hope Taylor came to Washington as part of a prayer team for 5 days. During that week the course of his life was forever changed as God suddenly began to clarify the stirring He had felt for two years. This stirring soon developed into a strategy and what eventually became known as International Leadership Embassy. In February 2005 ILE convened a conference on Capitol Hill which was the ministries official launching in the capital city.