Florida, St. Augustine – Megan McCloud

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

As an ordained minister and evangelical singer/songwriter, Megan actively speaks and performs her music throughout the community. She has led praise and worship at churches, choreographed and directed children’s musicals, and presented for non-profit organizations. Also an industry professional, Megan has worked on several film and television projects and has interned at local businesses in radio and film.

Her goal is to impact our culture for Christ through prayer, supporting the arts, and learning about the industry of Hollywood. The monthly HPN Kids and Teen Prayer Calendars help to give her a clear direction of who to pray for each month. They are currently (updated: April 2022) meeting virtually once a month to pray for Hollywood and do a devotional from Karen Covell’s book, “Hollywood, Jesus, and You”.

Megan shares a unique event in her chapter: creating a short film in one day. “We completed the filming in a day,” Megan says. “It was an original script and it really showed the group how much work goes into making a production. It gave us a new perspective of Hollywood and the memories we made were priceless.”

You can view some of Megan’s work here.

France, Montpellier – Philippe Manzano

By Global Local Chapter Directors

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.

Georgia, Atlanta – Cassandra Hollis

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

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!

Germany, Hamburg – Raquel Schwaerzler

By Global Local Chapter Directors

Raquel Schwaerzler is a visual artist and art director at CBN in Hamburg, Germany. She is passionate to see creatives in all spheres of influence and use their gifts and talents to “reveal the Fathers Heart through Arts and Media”. Raquel is connected to the local house of prayer, where she tries to make more people aware of why it is important to pray for the entertainment industry. She hopes some might change their personal views of the business and its entertainers as they unite together with a like mind to pray for others. She has also started her studies in Art Therapy / Pedagogy and believes art can be a tool to improve mental health and to connect to God.

 

 

 

Ghana, Kumasi – Rev. Isaac Osei

By Global Local Chapter Directors

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.”

Illinois, Chicago – Abby Lynn Kang Davis

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

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.

Iowa, Dubuque – Jason Jahr

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

“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.”

Iowa, West Des Moines – David Gaumer

By Global Local Chapter Directors, USA Chapter Directors

 At a very young age, David developed a passion for theatre and movie production. This led him to become involved in theatre in high school, and eventually graduate college with a B.A. in theatre.

These days, David spends most of his time in the world of finance, but his love of the entertainment industry and his deep-rooted love of Christ gives him a special ministry of letter-writing. He has written to a number of high-profile actors and has stated that there are plenty of actors and entertainers in Iowa. His goal as a Chapter Director is to “Get the word out around here as much as possible by getting the [HPN Call Sheets] out to people.” He is continually inspired by Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not because the Lord is with you.” – and this quote from Kevin Costner from the Untouchables: “Never stop fighting ‘till the fight is done!”

Israel, Jerusalem – Chris Mitchell

By Global Local Chapter Directors

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.

Italy, Padova – Deborah Brown

By Global Local Chapter Directors

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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