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Missouri, St Louis – Jana Gamble

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Jana Gamble

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Jana M. Gamble is a Producer, Screenwriter, Assistant Director, Speaker, Author & Advocate. Her company Purposed Productions has a mission to transform hearts and minds around the world through eye-opening entertainment, dynamic Speaker & Artist performances, media-focused youth empowerment, and healing centered events. During the dueling pandemics, Jana found HPN and, while literally fighting COVID-19, heard God’s call to take on the role of the Local Chapter Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network St. Louis (HPNStL) where HPN was birthed 20 years prior.



Prophetic Night of Prayer and Worship

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DSM Hollywood

On May 22nd, 2021 75 industry professionals gathered at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood and had a night of Prophetic Prayer and Worship, led by Pastor Dan Sherstad and DSM Hollywood. This was a wonderful night for the community, where every attendee worshipped and then received prophetic prayer from the team members of DSM Hollywood.

National Day of Prayer 2021: “RENEW HOLLYWOOD”

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National Day of Prayer

On Thursday night May 6th, Hollywood Prayer Network hosted the 27th Annual National Day of Prayer Celebration! Held at the campus of the First Presbyterian Church in Hollywood, we hosted 86 people in person, and 83 people on ZOOM for our first ever Virtual and In-Person combination event! We had a live worship team with Worship Leaders Shun Lee Fong, and Kelry Kirschenmann, and Saxophonist Tim Kirschenmann. With prayer leaders that were both online and physically present, we prayed for renewal in Hollywood, our nation, and the world using the 5 C’s: Culture, Community, Creatives, Calling, and Commission!

Good Friday Back Yard Prayer & Worship Night

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On Good Friday 2021, 30 of us gathered for our first in-person event in over a year- a Back Yard Prayer & Worship night at the Covell’s. From 7pm to 9pm we had a beautiful time of acoustic worship and prayer led by Tim and Kelry Kirschenmann. Worship was contemplative and spirit-led, with times of individual and breakout group prayer, as well as a beautiful time of communion.

BE STILL… Soul Care for Creatives

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March 27th 2021 - Soul Care for Creatives

On March 27th, 30 participants and 3 HPN staff members participated in a beautiful and refreshing time of “Soul Care” led by HPN friend and Soul Coach Yolanda Miller.  Yolanda led the group through a series of exercises designed to still and quiet the soul, while allowing us to focus on Scripture, and God the Father’s great love for us. We will be having more of these events in the future, so stay tuned!

“Cabin Fever” Table Topics Game Night

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HPN hosted a “Cabin Fever” Table Topics Game Night on March 19th, 2021. This was a fun night with over 40 participants! We broke our attendees up into breakout rooms of 10 attendees each, and both asked and answered Table Topics questions. The questions were both fun and faith-focused in nature, and new friendships were formed, and fellowship was genuine and relaxed!

Kentucky, Lexington – Catherine Gaffney

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Catherine has spent her entire adult life integrating her faith and her art. From early days with City Lights Theatre Company in San Francisco, to Taproot Theatre in Seattle (where she met her writer husband, Sean), to BADD (Bel Air Drama Dept) in LA, to getting her MFA in Acting/Directing at Regent University and now teaching acting at Asbury University – she has seen the power that stories can have for audiences in all walks of life. Catherine and Sean (Screenwriting Professor at Asbury University) enjoy helping artists of faith connect.”It’s such a joy to share our journeys with each other,” Catherine says.




South Carolina, Aiken – Carol Bond

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Carol is a homeschool mother,  so much of her time is spent with her youngest daughter. She also has three adult daughters. Carol and her husband are very active in their church, and they volunteer in a variety of ways. The first time Carol felt led to pray for someone in the entertainment industry was many years ago when God placed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston on her heart. Prior to that, Carol had unknowingly begun getting a bad attitude about Hollywood. When she found HPN, God began to convict her of that bad attitude, she says. Since then she has felt led to commit to praying for the entertainment industry and becoming a Chapter Director.

Florida, Nokomis – Mark Bitner

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Mark “The Shark” Bitner’s ministry is intentionally relational. His group is ALWAYS about the “One,” Jesus Christ. “I have always had a heart for those in all forms of entertainment, especially those in Hollywood,” Mark says. “I have been praying for several young actors for over 20 years. Although I have my eyes on the A-listers the Lord spoke to my heart to reach out for those in the faith-based industry OR those in the industry in general who are believers. I simply reached out and asked if I could pray for them. Many of the connections have gone from praying for production needs to family needs and beyond. Some of these connections have become friendships.”
Mark continues to pray and points out that his goals are to be on set and minister there. He had the privilege of ministering on set of the TV series “The Chosen” and ministered to both believers and non-believers.