Alberta, Canada – Peggy Buzzard

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“My current focus is to share Jesus’ love by living an available life.”  Peggy states a simple, yet profound statement of accessibility. Her intent is to educate people by living her life as an example of discipleship and love. She intimately knows the responsibilities of being a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and worker.

In encouraging people through prayer, she seeks to uplift Hollywood, local theatre and studio establishments by highlighting the importance of positivity, rather than gossip, connection rather than disconnection, and inspiration rather than discouragement. 

Her involvement in the arts community, sharing Hollywood Prayer Network with churches, and reaching out to a Calgary film studio has allowed her to pray and walk with many in the industry who need spiritual connection and vitality.

Austin, Texas – Lynette Lewis

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While some churches Lynette Lewis reached out to were interested in networking, praying was side-lined. She shares a disappointment she encountered, “Three pastors who thought praying specifically for Hollywood was not good for various reasons.” 

Her experience highlights a reality some of the chapters face in engaging people to pray specifically for the entertainment industry. We must, as Hollywood Prayer Network not only pray for the industry, but for the prayer warriors who are interceding on the industry’s behalf.  She concludes with, “Prayer has been so important in my life and the life of my family that even if there was no HPN we would be praying for such an important mission field!”

Baltimore, MD – Doug Maddox

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“I reach out to my network and tell them about HPN and then pray with them. I then send them the latest newsletter. When we have production meetings, we offer prayer for everyone.” Doug says that each time he does this, there is a positive reception for prayer. Prayer, indeed, is powerful.

BC, Canada: Bernadine Oby Ihekwoaba

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As an elementary school teacher, a mother of four children, and a pastor's wife, Bernadine Oby
Ihekwoaba is extremely busy, but she finds time to support Hollywood Prayer Network by praying for
people in the arts, sports, and entertainment industry. She engages friends, sends cards, keeps an eye
on HPN website and affiliates, and organizes meetings in collaboration with CASEPN (Canadian Arts,
Sports, and Entertainment Prayer Networks).

Branson, Missouri – Deborah Watson

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Deborah Watson is the founder and director of the Branson International Film Festival and for Studio 2.22 film productions in Branson, Mo. After being an HPN prayer partner for ten years, Deborah felt led to help mobilize others through the Branson International Film Festival and social media prayer teams with her connections in St. Louis as well as other areas in the state. 

As director of BIFF, Deborah prays with and for those in attendance. She also empowers people to pray for industry professionals and connects with area churches who have a heart for the industry. In 2021, her objective is to connect people with the Hollywood Prayer Network by hosting a chapter summit before the film festival.

Cairo, Egypt – 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.

Charlotte, NC – Victor Marshall

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Victor Marshall is the founder, owner and executive producer of The Glory Network. He has radio and television broadcasts weekly and produces and hosts Hollywood Prayer Network that airs every Friday. In his show, guests take turns praying for those in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. He works with ministries locally, nationally, and internationally.

Chicago, IL – Abby Lynn Kang Davis

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Throughout her career, multi-Emmy-nominated Abby Lynn Kang Davis has focused on breaking underrepresented voices into the commercial television and film marketplace. Her skills in identifying viable talent in up-and-coming storytellers, advocating on their behalf, and mentoring them through the filmmaking process, have garnered top-tier film festival invitations and award nominations, as well as millions in sales revenue. Abby is currently responsible for bringing multiple projects to market. Most recently, she executive-produced Emmy-nominated Long Shot (Telluride 2017/Netflix Originals), Emmy winning-306 Hollywood (Sundance 2018/PBS POV), the New York Times’ Emmy-nominated series Almost Famous (Telluride 2020/Op Docs) and the television docuseries The Devil You Know (Viceland). Abby is also the founder of character., a producing and consulting company. As a chapter director, Abby is a fervent supporter of Hollywood Prayer Network and she has participated on the weekly Friday Prayer Calls.

Columbia, SC – Ashley Card

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As owner, teacher, director, choreographer of Aletheia, a dance & acting organization, Ashley Card is intimately knowledgeable of the entertainment industry.  Her marketing and production agency, Marketing Truth, LLC expands her knowledge base of challenges and victories. 

As chapter director, she acknowledges that the city is, “hard ground in the area of religiosity.” She says, “There is a division between the church and the arts as there is a fear.”  Thus, her businesses have been pioneers in bringing the two segments together by providing high-quality faith-based arts ministries enabling outreach to schools, homes, hospitals, and shelters. 

Her strategy in raising visibility for HPN is reaching out to the local Christian college, holding monthly prayer meetings, recruiting members, and she looks forward to workshops and prayer walks.

Dubuque, Iowa – Jason Jahr

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“The focus of this chapter is always on Christ: His Blood, His Word, His Testimony, and His Prevailing Will,” writes Jason Jahr. He explains his responsibilities are to uphold His Word and to show love and faith in his actions, to walk in His Word and not just speak it. He sees God guiding him and protecting him. He suggests, “I wholly recommend that you pray Psalm 91 over your loved ones, that the Blood of Christ will shield them from all evil, danger, and sickness. I pray this Psalm regularly and do attest to its effectiveness provided that I live out His commandments and show my faith by my deeds.”

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