FAMOUS: Gary V is prayer app PH ambassador

Published September 17, 2021, 7:21 AM

by Jeff Fernando

Gary Valenciano

GARY Valenciano’s pure energy is being channeled towards a new endeavor. Pray.com, the world’s No. 1 app for daily prayer and Bible-based audio content, has chosen the country’s top singer/songwriter and ultimate performer, to be Pray.com’s Philippine ambassador, focusing light on one of Gary’s most enduring passions: connecting to the power of God through prayer.

Known for his unwavering Christian faith and devotion, Valenciano is the ideal choice for this prayer app co-founded by Steve Gatena five years ago, now loaded with content featuring Gary V. Gatena explains the company’s decision to partner with the beloved Filipino-Puerto Rican artist: “Gary V is an inspiration to Pray.com and the world. The way he talks about his faith, his willingness to reach out to people directly and encouraging them to pray, it’s special. Now you can pray with Gary V anytime on Pray.com,” says Gatena.

For his part, Valenciano, a living miracle, reveals he was honored to join Pray.com and introduce the empowering prayer app to Filipinos. “I want to encourage everyone to pray. I am grateful, first of all to God, and to Pray.com for giving me a platform to help others draw closer to the Almighty God who gave His only Son to save us,” says Valenciano.

Launched in 2017 with a mission to grow faith and cultivate a community, Pray.com now reaches more than 10 million people globally through its mobile app and website. It is the simplest way to incorporate prayer into one’s daily life. Pray.com provides encouragement and inspiration through daily prayers, pastor podcasts, and Bedtime Bible Stories. In this new venture, Valenciano becomes the voice behind bible stories like Joseph as well as meditation prayers that will inspire his millions of fans.

“I want to encourage everyone – no matter what you are going through – take a moment, stop and pray. Prayer doesn’t have to be complicated. Start a conversation with God who loves you, God who is everywhere, God who knows you and hears your every cry. The Word promises – we can approach His throne of grace and always, we will find help in our time of need; He who has promised is so much more than able,” Valenciano adds.

Pray.com is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play; and check out “Make Us Whole Again” on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music.


Angela Clare Lim Tan

Former “Ang Probinsyano” child star Angela Clare Lim Tan, also known as Angela Clare Tan, recently won an international mathematics competition. The 12-year-old student from Tarlac City is the first ever World Mathematics Invitational – Mini Math Creative Competition (WMI MMCC) Legend Awardee. She bested students from all over the world, by receiving the Gold Prize three years in a row, making her the first Legend Awardee in this category of the competition.

Angela shared her unforgetable acting experience with the popular Kapamilya series.

“I played the Young Meilin (portrayed by Janice Hung) in the Oct. 31, 2019 episode of ‘Ang Probinsyano.’ My parents were killed in the episode, and I was brought up by Lorna Tolentino. It was a good experience in the short time that I was there. Ms. Lorna was very nice to me. We practiced our lines before the actual shoot. She asked me to help her in pronouncing some Chinese words in our dialogue.” she said.