Meet Our Founder
Connector, servant, promoter, evangelist, and Brother in Christ. These are just a few words that describe Shawn Hay also known as Shawn Papi, founder of the Hey Papi Promotions Network.
With over 15 years of experience in promoting events and participating in community service activities all over the country and experience traveling all over the world, Shawn has made many relationships and is a great connector of people.
Since 1994, Shawn has been well known for promoting nightclubs, college parties, community activities, and celebrity rapper events. During this time Shawn became one of the top promoters in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC metropolitan area.
On New Year's Eve 1999, Shawn heard his calling from the Lord to give up the secular promotions and to use his God-given gift to spread the Gospel through promotions and entertainment serving God.
Within a short period of time, Shawn established a Christian Marketing & Advertising Agency called Hey Papi Promotions®. He decided to keep his old secular name Hey Papi Promotions because he wanted it to be a testimony to show others that they can change from a worldly lifestyle to one that praises Jesus Christ.
In 2008, he established the Hey Papi Promotions Network, a Christian, faith-based social media network website that now has registered members all over the world. The Hey Papi Promotions Network was created to keep people updated on Christian, faith-based events and community service activities across the world. The Hey Papi Promotions Network is centered around a community of professional people that are Pastors, Ministers, Entrepreneurs, Promoters, Gospel Artists, and Media.
In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he has received many community service accolades including being awarded the Radio One 93.9 WKYS Young African American Top 30 Under 30 of Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia, nominated for top 100 Minority Business Enterprise, International Worship Center Partner of the Year, MARY Magazine Man of The Month Award, a celebrity guest judge for Sheila Stewart's Annual High School Gospel Choir Competition, Kenmoor Middle School Career Day Outstanding Performance & Dedication Award and The Sasha Bruce Youthwork's College Tour Info Night in conjunction with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Certificate of Appreciation, the City of District Heights Mayoral Citation for outstanding service with the first Miss District Heights Pageant, and most recently received the Certificate of Special Recognition Award by United States Senator Benjamin L. Cardin for participation with the Prince George's County Drug Policy, Incorporated 8th Annual Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Breakfast 2019.
He has promoted and sponsored major events such as the Red Zone National Men's Conference, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Gospel Matinee featuring Kirk Whalum & Kim Burrell, Praize In The City, Richard Smallwood Life Time Achievement Awards, St. Jude Hospital Fundraiser Radiothon, First Baptist Church of Glenarden & Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church New Years Revival, Stellar Awards, World Wide Community Church Childhood Obesity Health Fair, The Jokes Jams & Jesus Tour, The Together 2016 & 2018, The JAA Foundation's Empowerment Brunch with Vivica A. Fox and most recently the GMA Dove Awards.
Shawn Hay is dedicated to uplifting and bringing out the best in others, so that they may go out into the world as beacons of light and hope through Jesus Christ.
Shawn can be booked for speaking engagements, consulting, community service, and mentoring, etc.
"It is not about how many followers you have but how many lost souls you bring to Christ!" - Shawn Papi
For more information and bookings for speaking engagements call the office at (301) 324-7564 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org