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Global Local Chapter Directors

Singapore – Jacob Isaac

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“To be a friend, a listening ear, a shoulder for leaning and a voice to pray, encourage and uplift”.

Jacob Isaac’s first stint in the industry was playing a supporting role in the popular Singapore drama series, Mata Mata. Following that, he played many roles in corporate advertisements and commercials, e.g. Crime watch and Singapore Airlines Safety Video. He then followed his passion in the fashion industry working with designers and choreographers for a while.

Affiliated with many artists and professionals, he strongly believes in encouraging them by lending a listening ear and praying alongside them. As the Singapore Chapter director, he aims to connect with others who have the desire to pray together for those in the entertainment industry and connect with intercessors on how to raise awareness and pray strategically.

Please contact singapore@hpnemail.org with prayer requests and/or for more information about how to get involved with the Singapore Chapter. Love and blessings!

Montpellier, France – Philippe Manzano

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HPN in France is praying for the cinema industry in Hollywood as well as in France. We pray for a holy “nouvelle vague” to happen into this art.

Philippe is a digital missionary at Vocamen.com. He has a B.A. degree in Cinema and Media Arts and graduated with a Master in business administration that resulted in various management positions and 3 businesses he founded that God used to train him to the call of being full-time digital missionary to create, develop and equip.

Vocamen is a non-profit organization dedicated to sow Christian narrative content into digital mission fields in France and globally through another organization reaching to countries that seem to closed to the Gospel. In this hard task, he’s gathering Christian artists and volunteers from around the world to develop new visions, stories, short films and digital content in various languages.

There is currently (Sept 2021) a 70+ episodes web-series is in the making to reach out to our global disillusioned generations.

Bakersfield, CA – Joe Brown

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Joe Brown leads a monthly 30-minute prayer walk around local movie theaters and other news or entertainment outlets. He also works with the Kern Leadership Alliance and the Christian Youth Film Society to encourage and equip the next generation of Christian film makers.

Grand Haven, MI – Kristen Collier

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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.  

Atlanta, GA – Cassandra Hollis

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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!

Jerusalem, Israel – Chris Mitchell

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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.

Bastrop, TX – April Knight

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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

St. Louis, MO – 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.

Lexington, KY – Catherine Gaffney

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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.

Aiken, SC – Carol Bond

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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.

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