What is Relentless Hope?
Learn to love your life, lead with purpose, and leave a legacy of helping others with the Relentless Hope Podcast.
Each episode, hosted by Steve Gatena, founder of PRAY.COM, gives hope a voice. In a world that can often feel overwhelming, it’s easy to lose sight of the beauty and potential within every one of us. We are divinely created; deep down, we know that anything is possible. That’s why we must hold on to hope.
The Bible calls us to rejoice in hope and be patient in tribulation (Romans 12:12)—but how can we live this out? The Relentless Hope Podcast shares vulnerable testimonies from the world’s most passionate Christian leaders who overcame extreme trials through God’s faithfulness. This podcast uncovers ways to cope with anxiety, heal broken relationships, and battle depression. You will get a close-up look into the experiences and lessons learned that made our guests incredibly influential leaders. Join us as we discover how they overcame vast obstacles and defeated the odds by turning tribulation into success. They’ll remind you that you’re not alone, guide you to lead with purpose, and leave a legacy of helping others.
Following each episode, listen to the summarized daily highlights hosted by Max Bard. These shortened episodes are a great way to keep encouragement in your day, even if you only have a few minutes.
About Steve Gatena
Steve is an American Entrepreneur, NCAA Champion, and the youngest advisor to the President of the United States to be appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Presently, Steve serves as the Founder & CEO of PRAY.COM, the world’s #1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content.
Prior to becoming an American Entrepreneur, Steve was an NCAA Champion. In college, Gatena played football for the University of Southern California, where he won a Rose Bowl Championship, as well as UC Davis, where he won a Great West Conference Championship.
Steve started his first company, REP Interactive, when he was 22. According to Inc Magazine, REP Interactive became the fastest-growing video agency in the United States and one of the best workplaces in America. Steve has won more than one hundred awards for his work in video marketing for global brands.
Steve’s second company, VideoFort, was launched in 2012 and quickly became Hollywood’s largest stock footage manufacturer supplying companies like Getty, Adobe, and Shutterstock. VideoFort content has been featured in blockbuster movies like Transformers, award-winning TV shows such as Discovery Planet Earth, and various television commercials.
In 2014, Steve was honored as an “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the United Nations in the EMPACT showcase, a program sponsored by Dell and Intel. In 2015, Steve sold his first two businesses and became the CEO of Helinet, a global leader in aerial surveillance systems and film production.
Gatena left Helinet to start PRAY.COM in 2016, shortly after his late mentor and business partner Alan Purwin died in a tragic plane crash outside Medellín, Colombia.
In 2019, Steve was honored with CSQ Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Visionary Award, and the following year, PRAY.COM became the highest-grossing subscription media app in religious history.
In 2021, Steve was named one of the top 25 Consumer Health Tech Executives by the Healthcare Technology Report after working with the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy at the intersection of faith, mental health, and the covid-19 pandemic.
In 2022, Steve and the team at PRAY.COM were awarded an honorable mention for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas and “Best in Business” by Inc Magazine.
At 34 years old, the 45th President of the United States appointed Steve as a non-partisan advisor to the White House on economic and cybersecurity matters. Steve had the honor and privilege of serving under both President Trump and President Biden as the youngest member ever appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
About Max Bard
Max Bard is an Executive Producer and the head of PRAY Studios, PRAY.COM’s content production arm. As the head of PRAY Studios, Max has produced over 5,500 original audiobooks, ebooks, and daily devotionals. Max has worked with Superbowl Champions like Drew Brees, Emmy Award winners like Dr. Phil, and Grammy Award winners like Chris Tomlin to create world-class content for the Christian audience.
Prior to PRAY.COM, Max was the President of VideoFort, Hollywood’s largest supplier of aerial and nature stock footage to companies like Getty Images, Adobe, and Shutterstock. VideoFort content has been used in Academy Award-winning films, Cannes Lion award-winning commercials, and Emmy award-winning TV shows.
Max is from Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014. After graduation, Max pursued his dream of writing, directing, and editing film & video content in genres ranging from Drama to Advertising to Music Videos.
PRAY.COM was launched in 2017 with a mission to grow faith, cultivate community, and leave a legacy of helping others. PRAY.COM is the world’s #1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content.
In addition to helping people make prayer a priority with its mobile app, PRAY.COM created the Bible in Year Podcast, which hit #1 on Spotify in the Religion category.
PRAY.COM has worked with Super Bowl Champions like Drew Brees, Emmy Award Winners like Dr. Phil, Academy Award Winners like James Earl Jones, and Grammy Award Winners like Chris Tomlin to produce the world’s best audio content in faith.
Over the last 5 years, PRAY.COM has provided millions of people with encouragement and inspiration through daily devotionals, meditative prayers, and Bedtime Bible Stories.
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