About

Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization seeking to build a bridge of love and respect between Christians in the Church and professionals in Hollywood, through prayer. We are committed to mobilizing Christians around the world to pray for the people, the projects and the issues in the entertainment industry, with an attitude of love. It is our passion to challenge global Christians to engage in culture, pray for the media, and help transform the spiritual climate of Hollywood with hearts of love and compassion. Whether you’re an industry professional who wants prayer and support or a Christian with a heart for prayer, we want to build bridges, light the way, and bring a message of love, hope and healing to an industry that dramatically shapes our world.

As a defined group of over 10,000 strong, the Christians working in this vocation are growing as a community and experiencing God’s presence here more than ever before. We encourage industry Christians to be professionals who use their gifts and talents to bring God’s love to our community, and we are committed to have each one covered in prayer by an intercessor outside of Hollywood through our One-to-One Prayer Partnerships and our Incognito Prayer Team. We also sponsor Studio Lot Prayer Walks and put on various prayer events in and for our local Hollywood community.

HPN believes that by mobilizing global prayer, we can be a part of God’s miraculous work of changing the spiritual climate of Hollywood, from the inside out. HPN currently reaches over 12,000 intercessors around the world. With over 130 HPN Chapters, we believe that thousands more are praying for the people in all areas of media. HPN invites churches, organizations and individuals across the globe to commit to pray for all aspects of the entertainment industry, including the people, the projects and the issues in film, television, music, video games and news media.   

HPN is committed to ensuring that our research, statistics, quotes, prayer requests and public relations are tasteful, accurate and non-judgmental. We strive to be positive and wise in our approach and prayerful in all our endeavors.

HPN believes that by mobilizing global prayer, we can be a part of God’s miraculous work of changing the spiritual climate of Hollywood, from the inside out. HPN currently reaches over 12,000 intercessors around the world. With over 130 HPN Chapters, we believe that thousands more are praying for the people in all areas of media. HPN invites churches, organizations and individuals across the globe to commit to pray for all aspects of the entertainment industry, including the people, the projects and the issues in film, television, music, video games and news media.   

HPN is committed to ensuring that our research, statistics, quotes, prayer requests and public relations are tasteful, accurate and non-judgmental. We strive to be positive and wise in our approach and prayerful in all our endeavors.

MISSION STATEMENT

To challenge and mobilize Christian individuals, small groups and churches to pray for Hollywood: the world’s most influential marketplace; to have every Christian working in the entertainment industry prayed for by Christians outside of our industry; to pray for the non-believers working in the entertainment industry to discover and embrace the saving love and grace of Jesus Christ; and to build and network a strong and vital Hollywood Christian community.

VISION STATEMENT

To encourage and build a movement of prayer through the international Church inviting God to do a miraculous work in the global entertainment industry, through touching the hearts of the Christians in the media, the people who do not yet know Him, and the audience around the world.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe in the triune nature of the one true God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; and His imminent return to claim His church. Though we favor no denomination over another, we are followers of Christ, born again, working to cultivate the fruits of the Spirit in our lives and pursuing a more personal relationship with God. We believe that it is by grace through faith in Jesus that we are saved. We are dedicated to living, working and praying with our brothers and sisters in the entertainment industry according to the example given to us in the Bible, the Word of God.

HISTORY

In July of 2001, TV producer Karen Covell, founded the Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) with the support of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. She believes that Hollywood is not “Sodom and Gomorrah” but “Nineveh” – it is a redeemable place, full of redeemable people. HPN is a grassroots prayer ministry led by Hollywood professionals who seek to build a bridge between the Christian Church and the secular entertainment industry in order to impact our culture through prayer. Over the years HPN has seen attempts to “change” Hollywood fail because Christians outside of Hollywood want the content of films, TV shows and music to change, without praying for the hearts of the people creating it to change. We know that the content won’t change until lives are changed. HPN believes God is the only one who can touch the lives and hearts of the decision makers and creative community in Hollywood and He will only do that if His followers humble themselves and pray.