Especially in a time when social media has developed an entirely new meaning as a platform of influence, strong voices are an asset to our world. In many ways, those who have been given an opportunity to speak to the masses have a unique gift given by God.
Actor Lucas Black on NCIS: New Orleans was enjoying plenty of success when God called him to leave Hollywood behind. He’d even starred in plenty of movies, including the popular Fast And The Furious franchise. But the Holy Spirit convicted him and the Christian celebrity made a bold decision to put his faith first!
In our post-Christian society, it is hard enough to be a Christian and live out the gospel. It is especially difficult when those Christians are also thrust into the spotlight to achieve fame and celebrity status. Whether we are listening to their music or watching their TV shows, we are helping them continue to spread the gospel message when we support their programming. This helps God to be glorified and gives them a platform to promote good moral programs that deliver laughs and clearly communicate God in all His glory.
Jesus said, "in this life you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Although it is hard to live out beliefs that promote the Bible, which is seen as an outdated, archaic relic, these women prove it is possible to work in Hollywood without compromising their beliefs. God honors those who live out their beliefs despite persecution or ridicule. Here are six female celebrities who have chosen to follow Christ: