Being in the spotlight is not easy, yet it is a very good platform to share what you believe in. Let’s look at these celebrities who are using their spotlight as a platform to be the light of the world!
Denzel Washington, despite his busy schedule, regularly attends West Angeles Church of God in Christ in L.A. He puts top priority in his faith. In fact, during his commencement speech at Dillard University, he boldly encourages the students to “put God first” and to bring back all the glory of their success to Him which he himself does.
Chris Pratt is also known for proclaiming his faith every time he has the chance to do so. In fact, upon receiving an award at the Teen Choice Award 2018, Pratt boldly declared that he loves God and even encouraged the young people to love Him too. Pratt attends Zoe Church in Los Angeles and often spotted with his new girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger (daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger). It seems that he is taking his relationship with Katherine slowly and according to a source, it is confirmed that the two are choosing to abstain from sex until marriage based on their Christian belief.
Justin Bieber, on the other hand, has also been so vocal about his faith. He attends Churchome church in LA and after his engagement with Hailey Baldwin, he was spotted carrying Timothy Keller’s, ‘The Meaning of Marriage‘. He has also been open to mentorship and has been mentored by Churchome’s lead pastor Judah Smith.
Jason Kennedy, the host of E! News, is a devout believer that believes in discipleship. He is actually leading a celebrity-packed bible study group which reportedly included Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Justin Bieber. He even stated that the bible study is the reason he can survive in Hollywood.
You see? There are still Hollywood actors and actresses who are very open in saying that they are believers. Surely their schedules are hectic but thankfully some are really making time and do everything that they can to grow in their relationship with God. Being in the spotlight is a very good platform to share the gospel, but these celebrities need a community of believers to all the more grow in their relationship with God and for their light to shine brighter. So let us continue to intercede for them. Many admire them and a lot look up to them. They are already on a platform of influence and let’s continue to pray that the influence that they will share with the people who look up to them is Jesus.