Two-time Acadamy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is best known for his roles in "Glory," "The Preacher's Wife," "Remember the Titans" and "Training Day." But the Hollywood A-lister has sounded more like a pastor when he took to the podium at recent events.
The New York native first made headlines when he appeared as the guest speaker for Dillard University's graduating class this spring. Instead of delivering the standard "the world is your oyster" speech, Washington encouraged graduates to "put God first."
The actor expressed similar sentiments last weekend at the Church of God in Christ's annual "We Care" Charities Banquet in St. Louis, Missouri when he testified of God's faithfulness, even when he has fallen short.
"There's never been a time where God didn't direct, protect, and correct me," he passionately attested. "There may have been times where I was less than faithful to him, but he had faith in me."
As the son of a Pentecostal preacher, who the actor said pastored in the Church of God in Christ denomination for 60 years, Washington has maintained his Christian faith throughout his successful mainstream career and has not shied away from sharing, saying that he reads the Bible every day.
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