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!
As chapter director for Long Island, NY, Karen Broadway-Wilson has had the opportunity to connect with a few moms of celebrities and pray for their children’s salvation. She and her chapter have also done prayer walks on Broadway, praying for God to heal broken hearts, and also praying for God-inspired plays to come to Broadway. Karen even had an opportunity to pray for a Broadway actor and Grammy award-winner.
This is the action of her chapter: praying for salvation, healing and deliverance for those influencers in the entertainment industry, to be a source of encouragement, and to build relationships, partnerships and connections with those that have a heart for the arts.
She explains that by participating in and facilitating networking events, prayer groups, collaborations with local organizations and participating in community outreach events, as well as participating in and supporting local film and theater productions, she and her members are able to encourage and empower those in the industry nationally and internationally with the love of God.
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.”
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.
In addition to being a family man and a filmmaker, Ole-André runs a production company called Gullskrinet, which focuses on telling stories that can give hope to people and point them to God.
As a dedicated prayer intercessor, he intercedes for productions and wants people to feel God’s love on set. He engages people from the Church, helps distribute the HPN Call Sheets, and holds prayer events.
Ole-André demonstrates his love through helping and supporting people, and after experiencing certain events, it has become clear to him that “I was not there for myself, but for the others… And I can only say praise God. He is there with us, and he is making a change in the atmosphere when we commit to Him.”
Well-rounded in the entertainment industry to include TV, short movies, camera, sound, and everything technical, Frank Jakob has in depth experience with the industry in Norway.
While his chapter has had challenges because of current virus restrictions, prayer never has challenges. The chapter’s prayers seek God’s will in giving His people opportunities throughout the industry. Deeply caring for his members and others, he encourages the people he meets to join the cause. He is looking forward to his next projects which will be two art exhibitions: one on poverty and the other about his childhood.
Spencer Folmar is a producer, director, and writer. He has been making independent feature films for over 15 years. Folmar specializes in film financing, marketing, and distribution. His 2017 theatrical debut “Generational Sins” made worldwide news with his new Hard Faith™ genre. His films and entrepreneurial endeavors have been featured in Variety, New York Times, New York Post, Newsweek, LA Times, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, and more. Spencer has written & directed 4 feature films and produced 8 feature films. Spencer’s life motto in art is “Telling Stories That Liberate”.
Founder of iRefresh Ministries, (www.irefresh.net) a prayer ministry that focuses on ordinary women doing extraordinary things through the power of God’s word and prayer. We pray, encourage and inspire each person we pray for to discover their gifts and talents in order to see how God can use them for His Kingdom purpose. We are called to help create prayer teams into every community, across denominations, across cultures and into every nation that brings support to the individual and team. I assist in social media and website design for several businesses, both non-profit and technology businesses.
I’m the mother of David, an actor, writer and producer, walking alongside his dream to create family-friendly content in all platforms through his future production company. Currently working with my husband, Tim, to build a film studio for David’s team and all others who want to utilize the latest technology in a film studio as well as located next to Oral Roberts University where we support their media program for students to have an outlet to practice their skills and provide future jobs upon graduation. With prayer and filming interest, this is a perfect fit to bring prayer into this arena; a goal David wants ongoing in the studio.
Annette started the Eugene chapter with the aim of drawing people together in support of the film industry and bringing awareness to HPN by having info tables at events. Presently, the prayer has become the chapter’s mainstay, as they pray for their contacts in the media and entertainment industry. Annette is also working to increase the chapter’s social media presence by posting and creating discussions around devotionals from Hollywood, Jesus, and You by Karen Covell and Kimberly Roberts.
She says that the most impactful event was the Local Chapter Directors Summit that HPN hosted a few years back in Hollywood. Out of it came many new friends, a heart for the ministry of prayer for those in the entertainment and media industry, and a new focus on the arts, thanks to the talk by Brian Chan. Her experience at this event went forth with and from her in so many ways–and the ripples are still moving.
“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