Hollywood Prayer Network recognizes those making a difference in the entertainment industry
STUDIO CITY, CA (ANS – January 30, 2015) – It was an extraordinary evening on Thursday, January 29, 2015, when the Hollywood Prayer Network hosted “HOLLYWOOD HONORS 2015” at CBS TV in Studio City, California to honor Christians who have served as trailblazers and mentors in the entertainment industry.
The packed star-studded gathering attended by many believers who have been highly successful in Hollywood over the past 40 years, included Pat Boone, Gavin MacLeod, Wink Martindale, Ken Wales, Rosey Grier, and veteran stuntman, Bob Yerkes, all of whom I interviewed and will release their stories very soon.
The Hollywood Prayer Network honored Christians working in the industry on Jan. 29.
This honorary celebration joined mentors and mentees in prayer and fellowship to encourage one another in the body of believers in Hollywood. The younger generation of Christians in Hollywood honored and prayed for the trailblazers who came before them and lived lives of integrity and faith while being successful as film, TV and music professionals.
“At our HOLLYWOOD HONORS 2015 event we recognized the faithfulness of the mentors, while inspiring the mentees to seek God’s work for them in Hollywood,” says Karen Covell, founder and the head of the Hollywood Prayer Network. “I’m thrilled that these trailblazing Christians will help commission the next generation of successful entertainment professionals of integrity, honor, respect and impact.”
Those who were given this prestigious award for their long-standing services, though some could not attend, also included:
Charles “Cappy” Cappleman – TV Executive
Al Kasha – Songwriter/ Lyricist
Carol Lawrence – Actress
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. – Singers
Susan Stafford – The original Host of Wheel of Fortune
Michael Warren – Exec. Producer of 15 TV sitcoms
John Whitesell – Studio Executive
Dyan Cannon – Actress
Tim Conway – Actor
Stephanie Edwards – Actress/Host of the Rosebowl Parade
Stan Freberg – Comedian and Voice Over actor
Anne Jeffreys – Actress
Dean Jones – Actor
Howard Kazanjian – Producer
Ruta Lee Lowe – Actress
Chuck Norris – Actor
Helen Grayco Rosen – Actress
After it was all over, Karen Covell told to her supporters, “Thank you, for making last night a highlight night in Hollywood. God was moving so mightily through all of you that I was blown away by the powerful, the love, and the beauty of every word that was spoken, every food item, every light and decoration and every heart in that room!
“Honorees, your stories, your hearts, your personalities, and your love were better than we even prayed for – Every one of you was POWERFUL and PERFECT! From 20 year olds coming up to me crying (literally 4 young people came up crying and thanking me for having you there as inspirations and role models!)”
She added, “Than you for being there, for being vulnerable and for lifting up the Lord in your lives. Everyone was also moved by you gentlemen who showed your love for your spouses! That’s God working in our industry in a way that people had NEVER seen before!”
To join this vital prayer movement that is focused on Hollywood, Christians can go to www.hollywoodprayernetwork.org and sign up to become a prayer partner who commits to pray for a specific individual who is serving the Lord on the mission field of Hollywood. Each prayer partner is directly connected with a Christian who is working in the film and television industry.
About the Hollywood Prayer Network:
Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) is a nonprofit organization led by entertainment industry Christians, seeking to impact our culture for Christ through prayer. We are committed to asking Christians everywhere to pray for the artists and professionals, projects and productions, and global impact of Hollywood: the world’s most influential mission field.
“With an attitude of love, it is our passion to mobilize people around the world to engage in culture, pray for the media, and help transform the spiritual climate of Hollywood,” said a spokesperson for HPN. “Whether you’re an industry professional who wants prayer and support or a Christian with a heart for prayer, the group says that it wants to “build the bridges, light the way, and bring hope and healing to an industry that dramatically shapes our world.” To join, just go to: http://hollywoodprayernetwork.org/join-the-movement/.