HPN is thrilled that community members Anthony and Kayla Cantu have launched a community group for Christian writers and screenwriters in the entertainment industry! This is a wonderful time of food, fellowship, prayer, and even time to write. Join us EVERY MONTH on the Second Saturday! Reach out to Anthony HERE: firstname.lastname@example.org
On July 8th, 12 HPN members went on a 2 hour hike at 7am into the foothills of Altadena to a hidden Waterfall. We were led by HPN member Brian Chan, who created a custom prayer guide with beautiful scriptures, quotes on beauty and creation, and room for us to jot down our thoughts as we contemplated the different stopping points on the hike. Everyone had a refreshing and wonderful time together as we prayed, fellowshipped, and spent time in nature. We look forward to more monthly hikes with HPN community!
Every month, Hollywood Prayer Network invites friends old and new to join us for an intimate meet up on the campus of first Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. These times together are always so rich and engaging, as we meet new friends, share opportunities to get plugged in, hear stories, and pray for one another! In July we had 12 friends join us for coffee, fellowship, and a tine of prayer!
On June 25th, 62 Industry Professionals gathered in the Mears center of First Presb. Church of Hollywood! Connor Caughlin lead and he is a professional musician and is also sometime in the band at Zoe where he goes to church. About 3 of the musicians were also from Zoe. The others were Christian Assembly, Harvest Place and Evergreen. All of them, however, were professional musicians (Christian and secular) who just love Jesus and worship!
Spencer Folmar is a producer, director, and writer. He has been making independent feature films for over 15 years. Folmar specializes in film financing, marketing, and distribution. His 2017 theatrical debut “Generational Sins” made worldwide news with his new Hard Faith™ genre. His films and entrepreneurial endeavors have been featured in Variety, New York Times, New York Post, Newsweek, LA Times, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, and more. Spencer has written & directed 4 feature films and produced 8 feature films. Spencer’s life motto in art is “Telling Stories That Liberate”.
HPN and Joey first connected through a YouVersion devotional that he led as Young Adult Pastor several years ago, and now he is really enjoying praying alongside them as Pastor of Prayer Ministry over the Grace House of Prayer in Arlington, TX. The primary focus of the Arlington chapter is interceding for The Chosen television project about the life of Christ, produced in North Texas: find out more about Pray For The Chosen here: https://linktr.ee/
Joey grew up watching his dad playing violin in the pit for theatre shows that his mom wrote and/or directed, so his Radio/TV/Film degree and Theatre minor from TCU makes sense to all who know him. The whole Geisel family carries a deep passion for exalting Christ in the arts: Joey and his wife Emma have toured internationally with dance ministry (her) worship ministry (both) and video marketing (him), and both really enjoy stoking fires of prayer-revival in the local church. Contact Joey and find out more at https://linktr.ee/joeygeisel
On June 14th, 2022, an interview that HPN Founding Director Karen Covell did for host Marina Maria for Global Gospel Worship Radio. Karen and Marina had a wonderful discussion about Faith and Christianity in Holywood, as well as how the world can see Hollywood as a mission-field!
The episode can be can be downloaded directly through this link to Marina’s podcast: https://player.captivate.fm/
Faith City Outreach radio program can be heard M-Sun, at 10:00a.m. and 5:00p.m., MST. You can listen to the following music from Israel, First Nations, and Latin America from 7pm-10pm MST, M-Sun. Also, children’s worship music is played M-Sun at 4pm, MST, along with other radio programs added too!
KWA (Kingdom Writer’s Association) Hollywood Screenwriter’s Chapter Launch
On Sunday night, June 5th, 20 screenwriters from the community gathered to celebrate the launch of the Kingdom Writer’s Association NEW Hollywood Chapter for Screenwriters! This chapter will be headed up by Kaylah and Anthony Cantu, and is a community for anyone who is a writer (screenwriters, authors, tv writers, playwrights) in the entertainment industry who wants support from the body of Christ in Hollywood.
They will continue to meet EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, and look forward to continuing to grow!
To join KWA Hollywood, email ANTHONY AND KAYLAH CANTU
Pentecost Prayer Hike
On Saturday, June 4th, 16 HPN members went on a Prayer Hike up to the Hollywood Sign in celebration of Pentecost. They started at Wonderview Trailhead, and hiked first tot he Wisdom Tree, where pastor Tim Kirschenmann shared an encouraging message about what Pentecost means, and how to pray with God. We then gathered hands and had a time of prayer over the industry and the city. Following that time of prayer, we continued on to the Hollywood Sign, and spent time looking out over the valley. Following the hike, we all went out for dinner at Bob’s Big Boys, and continued to build community, share laughs, and build community!
StreamHouse Launch Night
On May 31st, 24 Industry Professionals gathered to celebrate the launch of a new community group for Industry Professionals under HPN – STREAMHOUSE! A new gathering for professional creatives that focuses on nourishing it’s community members through dinner parties, discussion, and encouragement. This gathering will be a monthly get-together with handpicked attendees that will guarantee diversity of participation, thought, backgrounds, and ideas in order to create new friendships, and influence the story-telling within Hollywood.
If you are a filmmaker, active in the industry, and want to connect with other professional creative believers, EMAIL CHRIS to join Streamhouse!