Who We Are
Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) was created as a Christian prayer ministry for the Hollywood entertainment industry in July 2001. It was birthed out of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as the third of four ministries launched to reach the media. HPN is a grassroots 501c3 nonprofit organization led by industry professionals, seeking to impact our culture for Christ through prayer. Although many Christians believe that Hollywood is “Sodom and Gomorrah,” HPN Founder and Director Karen Covell views it as a redeemable place, similar to the Biblical city of Nineveh. Ultimately, we want to see God transform the hearts and lives of people in the entertainment industry, and we believe we must begin with love, encouragement and prayer. So, HPN was created to ask Christians everywhere to pray for the people, the projects, and the powerful influence of Hollywood: the world’s most influential mission field.
As a defined group of almost 5,000 strong, the Christians working in this mission field are growing as a community and experiencing God’s presence here more than ever before. We encourage industry professionals to see themselves as missionaries and are committed to have each one of them covered in prayer by an intercessor outside of Hollywood through our “I to I” (Intercessor to Industry Professional) Prayer Partnerships and our Incognito Prayer Team. We also host Quarterly Prayer Nights, sponsor Studio Lot Prayer Walks, and put on various prayer events for our local Hollywood community. HPN believes that by mobilizing global prayer, we can be a part of God’s miraculous work of changing the spiritual climate of Hollywood, from the inside out.
HPN currently reaches over 15,000 intercessors around the word, many of whom are representing prayer groups, small groups and churches. With 60 Local Chapters, we believe that thousands more are praying for the people in all areas of media, from in front of the camera to behind the scenes. HPN invites churches, para-church organizations and individuals across America and the globe to commit to pray for all aspects of the entertainment industry, including film, television, music and news media.
HPN reaches its members through our Monthly Prayer Newsletters, which include prayer requests, updates, praises and newsbreaks relevant to the entertainment industry. We want to offer a plethora of information to the prayer warrior who wants to learn more about Hollywood and what Jesus is doing here. Please feel free to request our materials to learn more about how you can be a part of God’s work in Hollywood!
Why should we pray for someone in Hollywood who we have never met?