In an industry of sin and temptations, there are still Christian celebrities who stands firm in their faith in Christ and boldly bring their faith out in public. They are glorifying God in Hollywood and proved to everyone that fame can’t destroy their faith.
Here are some of the celebrities who are a light on a hill.
1. Tyler Perry
“I’m not afraid to have a character say, ‘I am a Christian,’ or ‘I believe in God,’ because I think they represent real people on this earth.”
Tyler Perry made his way onto the Hollywood scene in 2005 with “Diary of A Mad Black Woman.” Since then, he has conquered the big screens and small screens with his films “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Daddy’s Little Girls.” His faith in God has always been a part of his great success.
2. Denzel Washington
“You have to use your gifts – faith without works is nothing.”
The two-time Academy winner boldly said that his spiritual belief is important in every aspect of his life. He believed that he was blessed to be in Hollywood because it was his platform to share his Christian faith.
3. Ralph Winter
“I think we have to come up with an example or model or a paradigm of the kinds of movies that we, as Christians, will be proud of that will begin to infect the rest of the culture.”
Ralph Winter has been producing movies for almost three decades. Some of the movies he has produced are, “Star Trek: The Search for Spock,” “X-Men,” “Fantastic 4,” and the “The Visitation.” But behind this Hollywood producer is a man who has a deep faith in God.
4. Kristin Chenoweth
“I’m an actress and a singer and I’m also a Christian. We’re not all crazy right-wingers. I just want to be like Jesus, forgiving and loving and nonjudgmental, accepting of everyone even if they don’t agree.”
Kristin Chenoweth’s career has ranged from Broadway to TV to movies. Her talent and passion for music were discovered during her early age. She has released an album of Christian inspirational music called “As I Am” and has been speaking at Women of Faith conferences.
5. Carrie Underwood
“I’m not the first person to sing about God, Jesus, faith (or) any of that, and I won’t be the last. And it won’t be the last for me, either. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”
Carrie Underwood rose to fame after winning “American Idol” but despite her success, she remained steadfast in her faith. You could clearly hear her faith in her songs. She has proven that fame can’t destroy her faith.
6. Tori Kelly
“You kind of get to a point where your faith really becomes your own and it’s not about what your parents say or what they believe, but it’s really like, ‘No, this is real to me.’ I’ve really experienced the presence of God and I know that this is my own faith.”
In an industry full of temptations and sin, Singer Tori Kelly kept her faith grounded in Jesus Christ. She is trying to be the light on a hill in the place full of darkness. But being a Christian in this career is a constant spiritual battle for her.
7. Kathie Lee Gifford
“The story of my life is not the story of my faithfulness to God but of his faithfulness to me.”
Kathie’s family was torn from being a Christian and a Jewish during her childhood. But that changed one night when her family was watching a televised crusade of Billy Graham and that night they came to Christ and their lives were changed forever. She believes that God kept her in His path and eventually led her to Hollywood.