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HPN Power of Prayer 3 Day Conference

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Power of Prayer Conference

This is the 28th year that the Hollywood Prayer Network is hosting an event for the Hollywood Christian Community on the National Day of Prayer, that we call, the “Hollywood Day of Prayer”. In past years, we have brought together a large and diverse group of Jesus-lovers who want to pray and worship together, while also interceding for the Hollywood Entertainment Industry, and the prevalent issues, people, and projects. We want to continually see REVIVAL in Hollywood and across the global industry community – and we believe that ALWAYS BEGINS WITH PRAYER!


NIGHT 1 : Why We Pray – With Karen and Jim Covell

Founding HPN Director Karen Covell and her husband Jim Covell will be tackling the question of WHY we pray – particularly for Hollywood and the global entertainment industry community. Join us for a rich evening of teaching, stories, and illustrations that will ignite the fire of your heart to be interceding as never before for revival to come to the arts, media, music, entertainment, tech, and content creation industries!

NIGHT 2: How We Pray With Kelry and Tim Kirschenmann

HPN Program Director Kelry Kirschenmann and her husband Tim Kirschenmann will dive deep into the prayer life of a Christian. They will break down religious stereotypes that have been built around the idea That Hollywood doesn’t “deserve” to be prayed for. They want to equip and empower all attendees to develop an intimate relationship with God. We invite everyone who has been called to pray (which is, EVERY person who loves Jesus) to join this powerful second night to feel ready to take on even the most difficult topics and circumstances in prayer – namely, Hollywood!

NIGHT 3:  PART 1 – Jesus Block Party

We are kicking off Thursday night with a community JESUS BLOCK PARTY at 5:30pm in the courtyard on the FPCH campus!! Positive, Encouraging 100.3 will be there playing tunes and handing out swag, Jesus Burgers will be there serving 200 FREE burgers, and HPN will be there available to hangout and pray with anyone that comes! This is an awesome time to meet and connect with believers in Hollywood and the entertainment and creative industries! Write a prayer request and stick it to our 36 ft long Hollywood Sign mural! Meet wonderful people, and come hang out with us before the event begins!

NiGHT 3: PART 2 – THE POWER OF PRAYER Worship/Prayer Night

A powerful night of prayer and worship, with a beautiful melting pot of Ministry leaders, Industry professionals, and anyone who feels led to PRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD!

Join a conglomerate of professionals and ministries in Hollywood for a night of worship, prayer, and community! This evening concludes our compelling 3 night event as we gather to lift up the name of Jesus in Hollywood! Night 1 PREPARES us to pray, Night 2 EQUIPS us to pray, and Night 3 ACTIVATES us to pray EFFECTIVELY and POWERFULLY for the entertainment industry and the world around us.

With a powerful, multi-church worship team, prayer leaders available throughout the night, and intentional prayer over areas that God has highlighted to us, we are honored to open up the doors of the Campus to ALL!

We invite you to join us in praying over the following areas:

– For Greater Measures of Faith

– For Kingdom Resources

– For Kingdom Relationships (friendship/ singleness/ marriages)

– For Children and Families in the Industry

– For Freedom from Porn, Human Trafficking, and Exploitation

– For Salvations

– For Revival in Media and Arts

We will also have time for interpersonal prayer for those who need it, and times of small group prayer over the different crafts and disciplines that make up the Media, Arts, and Entertainment Industries. Join us for a night of outpouring, community, and PRAYER!


Good Friday Service 2022

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farbod baptism

On Good Friday night April 15, almost 50 people gathered in the backyard of HPN founder Karen Covell’s house, for a beautiful night of worship, prayer, fellowship, and communion with the Lord. After a time of worship, and scripture reading, we all took communion as a group, and were encouraged to receive all that Jesus died and paid for.  Following that, everyone gathered around the hot tub to watch a beautiful and momentous baptism for new Christian and HPN community member. Everyone rejoiced as we witnessed this important step in the life of a new believer, and we also celebrated a new believer coming into the kingdom that night!

Centering Prayer – Cookies, Cocoa, and Contemplation

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centering prayer

On the evening of April 12, during holy week, HPN hosted a beautiful time of contemplative and listening prayer, led by Jenny moon. We had 15 guests who spent two hours in the presence of the Lord, listening, and praying. It was a wonderful time of communion and community, and all who attended were blessed and refreshed as we enjoyed Coco and Sweet treats following the time of prayer!

HPN Meetups!

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Each month, HPN close a group of friends, old and new, most of whom have been introduced to HPN in the previous few weeks! At these gatherings, we have coffee and snacks, conversation, share our stories and how God brought us to LA. We also have powerful times as everyone receives prayer. We have regularly seen new friendships, collaborations, and projects come out of these intimate but awesome gatherings! If you want to meet Karen and Kelry, learn more about HPN, and get plugged in, Meetups are the place to be!

This month, we had 9 new faces – all of which are now making new friends!

Measure for Measure – Navigating Faith in the Music Business

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measure for measure


Navigating Faith in the Music Business

On April 9th, 45 industry professionals that were musicians, singer/songwriters, composers, and producers all gathered in Torrance, CA for night of community, and amazing discussion. The guest was Mark McKenzie, an accomplished veteran composer that has been a part of the music for a number of renown films, and who also has a steadfast relationship with the Lord. This time of food, discussion, and community building was held at the new state-of-the-art recording studio for the Salvation Army! People were encouraged and uplifted by the time together.

If you want to join Measure for Measure, EMAIL JIM COVELL

Tennessee, Nashville – Michael Blanton

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Michael Blanton, of Brentwood, Tennessee, has had a celebrated career in the music industry and continues to be involved in several areas of IP development and branding. A native of Amarillo, Texas, Blanton got his start in music as an A&R representative at Word Records in Waco, Texas, moving to Nashville in 1978 to open the company’s office on Music Row. He and business partner Dan Harrell launched Blanton/Harrell Production and Management in 1980 with Amy Grant as their first client. In 1981 with friend Brown Bannister (’75), they created Reunion Records and Reunion Publishing and soon launched the careers of artists including Michael W. Smith and Rich Mullins. Blanton served as executive producer for some of Grant’s biggest hits, including the albums Unguarded (1985), Lead Me On (1988), and the multi-platinum Heart in Motion (1992), which sold more than ten million copies and received five Pop Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year. He also executive produced hits for Smith including his debut, Michael W. Smith Project (1983) featuring the song “Friends,” The Big Picture (1986), i 2 (EYE) (1988) and Change Your World (1992). Blanton and Harrell worked with authors including Frank Peretti, helping him release his multimillion selling This Present Darkness in 1986 and Piercing the Darkness in 1989. Beginning in 1997, Blanton and Harrell served as co-presidents of Gaylord’s Idea Entertainment, leaving in 2000 and forming Blanton Harrell Cooke & Corzine in 2001. There they signed acclaimed Christian artists such as Point of Grace and Bebo Norman and Joy Williams.

In 2011, Blanton launched Be Music and Entertainment to develop and manage new artists, such as Zane Williams (’99), Dave Barnes, Ginny Owens and All Sons and Daughters. In 2018, he partnered with Vertigo Media to help with their new technology branding. Technology that connects Spotify and Apple into one artist music activation app.

Also, in 2018 Blanton partnered with Gary Glover to form a new consulting and branding team, and they have helped to launch the new on-line digital songwriting venture, called Songwriting University, where anyone around the world can co-write with Nashville songwriters. And finally in 2020 Terry Benedict (producer of Hacksaw Ridge) and Blanton have formed a new film production company named Beacon Hawk Entertainment, planning to move into production of new film projects in 2022.

Blanton is a member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Gospel Music Association, the Country Music Association, and the Americana Music Association, and he serves as board chair of Lipscomb’s College of Entertainment and Arts. The team of Blanton & Harrell was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2017.

Blanton and his wife, Paula, have three grown children all married and living in Nashville – Carter and Molly Blanton, Chelsea and Heath Drimmel and Boothe and Conor Farley – and six grandchildren.

ROOFTOP Encounter

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Rooftop Encounter

On March 28th, the Day after a whirlwind Oscars weekend, 30 HPN community members gathered on the top of the Television City building, and prayed over the city. Although it was a rainy night, it was a memorable time of gathering, praying, sharing stories of what God was speaking, and impromtu worship! We experienced a powerful time of feeling God move on behalf of our city!


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oscars watch party

On March 27, we had a very memorable Oscars watch party at the first Presbyterian Church of Hollywood campus for more than 120 attendees! This event was a wonderful mix of glamour and fun as we handed out prizes for those who guessed the most correct categories, and those who guessed the least! We had food, laughs, fun and even a special prayer time for Will Smith and Chris Rock after the “slap heard around the world”.


Oscars Prayer Walk

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Every year, the HPN family goes to the Dolby theater the Thursday before the Academy Awards, and this year we did it again! 50 people gathered at the steps of the Dolby theater and walked the red carpet, praying for every part of the academy awards.  We were able to intercede, encourage, and evangelize to and with those that were working or walking the area!


HPN Meetups!

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Each month, HPN close a group of friends, old and new, most of whom have been introduced to HPN in the previous few weeks! At these gatherings, we have coffee and snacks, conversation, share our stories and how God brought us to LA. We also have powerful times as everyone receives prayer. We have regularly seen new friendships, collaborations, and projects come out of these intimate but awesome gatherings! If you want to meet Karen and Kelry, learn more about HPN, and get plugged in, Meetups are the place to be!