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Michigan, Grand Haven – Kristen Collier

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Kristen is co-founder/animator of Collier Animation Studio and Roku developer/co-founder of Creative Motion Network, a free, cutting-edge indie Christian Roku channel she built with her husband to help independent creatives get more exposure. She is also a volunteer producer at the new Studio 3:16, Home (stjohnstudio316.com), a community and student  ministry at their church and co-founder of Xian Wear apparel, XIAN WEAR – Home (weebly.com). CAS is producing their first animated cartoon, “Benny the Barnacle,” Benny the Barnacle (TV Series 2022– ) – IMDb that features notable believers like Corbin Bernsen and Lou Gramm, from the rock group Foreigner. Kristen believes animation is the future of Christian media, because it’s like eye candy that has the ability to reach the largest possible market – kids and unsaved adults.  

Georgia, Atlanta – Cassandra Hollis

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Cassandra Hollis joined the Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) soon after completing her MA in Communications at Georgia State University, where she majored in TV Production. Researching Christians in Hollywood, God led her to HPN. A working Actor, trained at the Yale University Conservatory for Actors, Cassandra has had recurring roles on true crime series on both the TV One Network and the ID Channel.

The Atlanta Chapter was established and led by Kim Oberhou in 2002. Cassandra later accepted the baton from Kim. As Chapter Director, Cassandra and ATL HPN members intercede for the state of Georgia, Hollywood and the mountain of entertainment and media as a whole. They meet regularly via phone conference call to Pray. Within the last decade, the state of Georgia has grown into a top 3 destination in the world for film and tv production. To God be the Glory.

Please contact atlhpn@yahoo.com with Prayer Requests and/or for more information about how to get involved with the Atlanta Chapter. God Bless you!

Israel, Jerusalem – Chris Mitchell

By Global Local Chapter Directors

When the world’s attention turns its attention to the explosive Middle East, CBN viewers have come to appreciate Chris Mitchell’s timely reports in this region of the world.  Mitchell brings a Biblical and prophetic perspective to the daily news events that shape our world.

Mitchell established the CBN News Middle East Bureau in August 2000.  Since then, he’s covered the major events in the region including the Second Intifada, the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the Arab Spring of 2011 and the rise of ISIS in 2014.  He reported from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the front lines of the battle with ISIS and told the story of the persecuted Christians from the Middle East.

Mitchell also serves as Executive Director of “Jerusalem Dateline,” a weekly program covering the Middle East.  In 2015, the National Religious Broadcasters presented “Jerusalem Dateline” the Most Creative Programming award.  Mitchell is also the author of Dateline Jerusalem: An Eyewitness Account of Prophecies Unfolding in the Middle East and Destination Jerusalem: ISIS, Convert or Die, Christian Persecution and Preparing for the Days Ahead.  He is currently writing a third book about the continuing developments in the region. 

Mitchell graduated from the University of New Hampshire and earned a M.A. in Communication from Regent University.  After almost a quarter of a century with CBN News, Chris’s goal is to provide in his stories the Biblical “understanding of the times” described in I Chronicles 12:32.

Imago Dei – Monthly Worship Nights for the Industry Community

By Past Events

Imago DeiHPN’s new monthly worship nights IMAGO DEI are in partnership with 2 young industry professionals with a heart to see the community regularly getting together to pray, worship, and experience God together. This quickly growing part of the ministry draws a diverse crowd, all who are hungry for relationship and going further in their faith. Following our time of worship, the attendees have the chance to receive prayer, break bread together, and learn about the local ministries that are thriving in LA! Join us!

A Bright Light for the Gospel: Hollywood Prayer Network Celebrates 20 Years of Uplifting Christian Entertainers

By News & Articles

READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE

 

As one of the longest-running ministries for the entertainment industry, the Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) just passed a huge milestone, celebrating its 20th birthday.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, more than 400 people attended their live gala hosted at First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, California.

The head of the ministry is founder Karen Covell, who is a film producer by trade. Covell moved to Los Angeles to pursue her education at the University of Southern California for film production and married her husband who is a music producer for motion pictures. They immediately realized how hard it was for people of faith to work in the entertainment industry and they needed prayer.

They found a small group of Christians and began to pray together. It made a huge difference in her life but Covell still felt unsettled.

“It’s good that we pray for ourselves. But what Christians don’t have who work in the media and arts and entertainment industry is churches and other Christians who will pray for them,” she said. “I realized there was a love-hate relationship between churches and the arts and entertainment. But if you pray for somebody, you can’t hate them! So I got the church to pray for Hollywood and it has been the bridge to relationship.”

When asked what she has seen in the past 20 years in Hollywood, Covell remarked, “In the last 20 years, I am most excited about three different things that fill my heart. Christians are forming a beautiful community in Hollywood. We have 15 active ministries here. We have so many churches that industry professionals are going to. We have small groups, prayer groups, prayer walks, Bible studies on all of the studio lots. Friendships where people not only hang out together, and laugh and cry but they hire each other and are working together. I am seeing a growing community.”

“Another thing we are seeing is that industry people are wanting to share their faith! They are sharing with co-workers, bosses, employees! It is growing!” she added. “I am seeing Christians on the outside of Hollywood who are not looking at it the same way. They are willing to pray now, to see it as a mission field and send young people who are talented to work here.”

Believers and churches in Hollywood say that prayer has been the force that has created so much empowerment for the current generation of people of faith. They are flooding the entertainment industry as missionaries in the mainstream media as well as making faith-based projects on a scale that hasn’t been seen before.

There are over 12,000 known and committed Christians in professions just in Hollywood itself, according to the Hollywood Prayer Network. And this number is growing daily even through the rough pandemic season of 2021.

Covell and her team have spent thousands of hours creating a relationship between churches and ministries who will pray for studios and professionals who work in the entertainment industry. They have also started more than 130 HPN chapters with over 12,000 intercessors around the world who share the same mission.  Their mission is to identify, connect and empower Christians who are working throughout the entertainment industry, uniting and encouraging them with prayer and community, equipping them to live lives that demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.

We asked Covell, how can Christians pray for Hollywood?

“We need more Christians to find each other, recommit their faith, and to join in what God is doing to move and build us up as a shining bright light,” she said. “We need more believers to share their faith. If more people become Christians in Hollywood, we know the environment will change and the content will change.”

“We need more prayer warriors outside of Hollywood to pray with us,” Covell continued. “We need intercessors that are willing to pray for one industry professional who is a Christian who becomes their prayer partner. We need more local chapters around the world to meet the need in the world’s most influential mission field.”

When asked what her hope would be for the next 20 years of the Hollywood Prayer Network, Covell said, “I hope that God is so present in Hollywood that people’s lives will change and that Christians are so full of the Holy Spirit that they will share their faith and that non-believers will become Christians.”

“I am praying that Hollywood Prayer Network is no longer necessary because it’s happening organically!” she added. “I want to be put out of business because the Holy Spirit has taken the industry for Himself!”

The Hollywood Prayer Network is the fastest-growing entertainment ministry of its kind. You can become an intercessor for the arts and entertainment industries all over the world by visiting them at https://hollywoodprayernetwork.org/.

Shawn Bolz is the founder of Bolz Ministries. He is the host of the Exploring the Prophetic podcast and is also the host of the YouTube series: Your Prophetic Journey.

“1st Mondays” Prayer and Worship Night

By Past Events

HPN’s Karen and Kelry, along with prayer leaders who have been meeting virtually to pray since March 2020, hosted our monthly “1st MONDAYS” PRAYER AND WORSHIP NIGHT. Shun Lee Fong led worship over Zoom, and then each of our attendees received at least one round of one-on-one prayer from an HPN prayer leader.​​​​​​​ The Lord moved powerfully to encourage industry professionals through prayer and worship. We host these nights monthly on the first Monday of the month on ZOOM to pour into industry professionals from all over who are in need of encouragement and a Word from The Lord. If you’re interested in joining, REGISTER HERE.

Friday Prayer International ZOOM CALL

By Past Events

Since March 20, 2020 HPN has hosted weekly prayer meetings on Zoom, for people to participate via phone or video chat. These one-hour meetings are a fruitful time of connecting during the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing. We lift up topics such as the entertainment industry, health, and finances.

Screenshot of Zoom call on Laptop

To join a prayer meeting, check out our local events page.

Stats:

3/20 – 29 participants – 4 HPN staff

3/27 – 69 participants – 4 HPN staff

4/03 – 74 participants -4 HPN staff

4/10 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/17 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/24 – 51 participants – 3 HPN staff

5/08 – 50 participants – 4 HPN staff

5/15 – 41 participants – 3 HPN staff

5/22 – 44 participants – 3 HPN staff

5/29 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

6/05 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

6/12 – 36 participants – 4 HPN staff

6/19 – 37 participants – 3 HPN staff

6/26 – 30 participants – 3 HPN staff

7/03 – 43 participants – 3 HPN staff

7/10 – 32 participants – 3 HPN staff

7/17 – 50 participants – 2 HPN staff

7/24 – 44 participants – 2 HPN staff

7/31 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

8/07 – 30 participants – 3 HPN staff

8/14 – 34 participants – 3 HPN staff

8/21 – 37 participants – 2 HPN staff

8/28 – 28 participants – 2 HPN staff

9/04 – 43 participants – 2 HPN staff

9/11 – 39 participants – 2 HPN staff

9/18 – 47 participants – 1 HPN staff

9/25 – 36 participants – 2 HPN staff

10/02 – 33 participants – 3 HPN staff

10/09 – 32 participants – 4 HPN staff

10/16 – 33 participants – 3 HPN staff

10/23 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

10/30 – 30 participants – 3 HPN staff

11/06 – 40 participants – 3 HPN staff

11/13/20 – 34 participants – 3 HPN staff

11/20/20 – 42 participants – 3 HPN staff

12/04/20 – 43  participants – 2 HPN staff

12/11/20 – 36 participants – 2 HPN staff

12/18/20 – 32 participants – 4 HPN staff

1/08/21 – 40 participants – 3 HPN staff

1/15/21 – 34 participants – 3 HPN staff

1/22/21 – 38 participants – 3 HPN staff

1/29/21 – 32 participants – 3 HPN staff

2/05/21 – 40 participants – 2 HPN staff

2/12/21 – 40 participants – 3 HPN staff

2/26/21 – 39 participants – 4 HPN staff

3/5/21 – 54 participants – 4 HPN staff

3/12/21 – 41 participants – 3 HPN staff

3/19/21 – 43 participants – 2 HPN staff

3/26/21 – 45 participants – 2 HPN staff

4/2/21 – 46 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/9/21 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/16/21 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/23/21 – 41 participants – 3 HPN staff

4/30/21- 38 participants – 3 HPN staff

5/7/31 – 31 participants – 2 HPN staff

5/14/21 – 42 participants – 2 HPN staff

5/21/21 – 37 participants – 2 HPN staff

5/28/21 – 44 participants – 2 HPN staff

6/4/21 – 42 participants – 3 HPN staff

6/11/21 – 39 participants – 3 HPN staff

6/18/21 – 44 participants – 3 HPN Staff

6/25/21 – 36 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

7/2/21 – 33 Participants – 2 HPN Staff

7/9/21- 41 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

7/16/21 – 35 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

7/23/21 – 29 Participants- 2 HPN Staff

7/30/21 – 32 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

8/6/21 – 34 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

8/13/21 – 29 Participants – 2 HPN Staff

8/20/21 – 33 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

8/27/21 – 38 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

9/3/21 – 39 Participants – 3 HPN Staff

 

Hollywood Prayer Network Celebrates 20 Years of Ministry!

By Past Events

HPN Birthday Bash

Hollywood Prayer Network celebrated 20 years on August 14th, 2021  and it was the party of the year! OVER 400 industry professionals (local and nationally) arrived in Hollywood to enjoy an amazing night of celebrating that was completely FREE to our attendees! The evening featured: 

  • Red Carpet Entrance, and Red-Carpet Interviews!
  • A variety of delicious catered food, as well as Chick-fil-A!
  • A Complimentary Sweets and Candies purveyor
  • VIP Swag Bags filled with Hollywood and Industry themed goodies and swag
  • Live Band – HINDSIGHT – which were AMAZING!!
  • Live Saxophonist, and performances around the event
  • Sparklers for the Birthday Cake Blowout!
  • A “LIVING” Chess Game with 32 human chess pieces, where 2 Chess Masters faced off in the most glamorous human chess game of all time!
  • Commemorative Print-strip Photo-Booth from Partytainment Photobooth
  • Contest and prizes for “Best Dressed” LookAlikes from the BEST in Film, Tv and Music from the Past 20 years!
  • Vegas-themed Bar serving mocktails and mocktinis
  • Drawings for AMAZING Giveaways provided by our wonderful sponsors, Writer’s Spotlight
  • 007 VIP Lounge
  • And SO MUCH MORE!

Hosted at the beautiful Hollywood Presbyterian Church campus, this ENTIRELY outdoor event had film, tv, and music tributes, while we also celebrated our incredible Christian entertainment community.

See all of the party photos from the following links:

RED CARPET PHOTOS
PARTY PHOTOS

The HPN Team at the 20th Birthday Celebration!

Texas, Bastrop – April Knight

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

April is a homeschooling mompreneur who has been talking to Jesus about and praying for the entertainment industry since she was a young girl. God likes to speak to April through lines from television shows and movies, and in 2018 she heard Him say, “Save Hollywood, save the world,” in a twist on the tagline from the show Heroes.

Around that time she found Hollywood Prayer Network and soon began receiving the newsletters. She prayed about how to be more involved, and God began moving her toward Bastrop where she finally arrived in July 2019. Since then she’s learned just how deep the industry actually runs in the area, and that she lives near what will soon be three movie studios/production companies: Wyldwood Studios and Studio 968/New Republic ten minutes to the north, a brand new as-yet-unnamed studio complex being built to the east. Troublemaker Studios is only about 20 minutes to the west. God planted her, without her prior knowledge, right in the middle of the industry she’s loved since childhood.

The pandemic slowed down April’s ability to get involved, but in June she approached HPN to see what she could do to help. Her goals for the local industry include regular gatherings of industry professionals to encourage each other and foster deep relationships that build strength, hope, and freedom; build church/industry networks for support; presence on local film sets for support in the midst of work; being a liaison between HPN and the local studios; and creating such an atmosphere in the industry that they don’t even want to produce anything without the support of HPN and local churches because of the drastic difference they see in value, quality, and sense of peace from pre- to post-production.

April is excited to see creativity increase, budgets increase, and doors open for more productions that bring honor and glory to Jesus. She’s ready to see lives changed in front of the screen because of the lives changed behind it.

Contact April at info@hpnbastrop.org

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