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Global Local Chapter Directors

New York, New York City – Lance Schaubert

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

Lance Schaubert is a New York City writer and producer. Look for his debut novel, Bell Hammers, which speaks of serious issues in a funny way. He states that his chapter members are “artist chaplains.” He says they are, “In the city operating something like prison chaplains or military chaplains. It’s my goal to help people make what they’re called to make, and offer spiritual direction and guidance, with unconditional respect, love, and confidence.”

Oregon, Salem – Suez Smith

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

“Our prayer team is small but mighty!”  Exclaims Suez Smith, chapter director for Salem, Oregon. They usually meet at The Broadway Commons in Salem, Oregon the 2nd Saturday of the month, but due to the Covid virus lock-down, they text. Prayerful text works too!
She reaches out on Facebook the week before the prayer time, and asks people to submit their prayer request for Hollywood.  She says, “It is amazing how so many people are starting to ‘get it’ when it comes to prayer for Hollywood.  I have received MANY responses, from people I really didn’t think would respond.  The prayer seems to close the gap between each of us.” Her Facebook pages are Hearts for Hollywood and Hollywood Prayer Network, Salem, Oregon, and you can visit her website at HeartsForHollywood.com

Wisconsin – Allen Dennis Edge

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

The chapter focus for Christian Artists Network is to empower the Christian artists through ministry, prayer, and fellowship and to provide instruction in the artist’s vocation, both as a performer and as a Christian. The chapter’s mission is to hold “one another accountable to our Christian principles while still maintaining our individuality and personal artistic expressions and style”.

As chapter director, Allen Edge’s responsibility is to maintain the mission of CAN by screening membership and providing tools and information that enhances each Levite’s journey. The chapter’s outreach strategy can be viewed on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/180201470154. Allen also receives prayer requests and provides information and direction to Levites that move into the chapter’s area.

He shares a story of having the honor of mentoring a Christian Artist as part of his master’s program at the University Bible Fellowship. God uses His children in many ways.

Ghana, Kumasi – Rev. Isaac Osei

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As a pastor helping people to develop and to improve living conditions, Isaac shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ and mobilizes churches. Caring for orphans and street children, there is much work to be done.
Pastor Osei started the Hollywood Prayer Network chapter in Kumasi and added a location in Accra. He holds meetings and prayers each month at both locations. His approach in spreading the Word is through television, radio, and other media to reach his audience and the entertainment industry.
Growing up as an orphan, God in his grace blessed him with an education to receive a BA in theology, a Diploma in International Communication and a wonderful marriage with six children.
His chapter strategy is simple: “We pray a lot.”

Netherlands, Gelderland – Hans van Dalen

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Hans has seen first hand the power of prayer. Hans emphasizes that there are many in the entertainment industry that need special prayer so his chapter in Holland is always there for them. As chapter director his starting point is, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Phil 4:6-7). And he encourages those he prays for to “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere” (Phil 6:18). Amen, brother Hans!

California, Vacaville – Melissa Sweeney

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

This chapter director focuses on praying for those the Lord puts on her heart. In the last few years it’s been music artists, song writers, and actors. She can see Him moving in around her prayer targets and even creating communities of believers in Christ in the industries. She has also started social media accounts and posts prayer targets and requests for specific actors or artists. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook @thewildsideca.
God has also laid on her heart the ministry to host prayer meetings, especially before events such as awards shows or any event where industry professionals gather, because she knows there are believers in every cast and crew and that God is moving in hearts all around them.

Egypt, Cairo – Amir Ghali

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Although Amir Ghali was in Egypt for a long time he recently came back to the USA. However, he still has a team of people who are in Egypt, but because of COVID, it became difficult for them to meet. Nevertheless, Margo and Amged who are the team leaders in Cairo, continue to reach out to each other and other people in prayer. Additionally, they are trying to establish Arabic Media School to teach media for young people. Amir diligently guides his team and always shares his prayers for them and the entertainment industry.

Italy, Padova – Deborah Brown

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The chapter of Padova, Italy is proud of one of its members, Maurizio Desinan who is the official male voice of Siri in Italian; everyone hears him on the iPhones and Mac computers. Deborah Brown, chapter director says, “His testimony is just as omnipresent as his voice!” He is one of many in the chapter who dedicate time in prayer for the industry.
Deborah reaches out to believers by highlighting pertinent social media content and production of Christ-centered short films to bring believers together. She is sort of a “lightning rod” for all to contact for prayer, meetings, and Godly support to the entertainment industry.

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