Bruce Marchiano, star of PureFlix.com’s “The Encounter” series, is known for his many on-screen portrayals of Jesus — an iconic role that has come to define his career. But Marchiano wasn’t always a Christian. In fact, his path to faith came after he found success in Hollywood and was soon faced with an essential question: who — or what — would be his ‘God?’
“My career was everything,” Marchiano said on a recent episode of “Pure Talk.”
His success, though eventually eroded during the 1988 writers’ strike and, with a lack of Hollywood projects to audition for, Marchiano suddenly found himself “with no career.”
Not long after, in 1989, the actor recognized that he was at a life-altering crossroads. Friends had told him about the love of Jesus, but, until that point, he hadn’t truly taken the gospel into consideration — but that all changed one fateful day atop a Hollywood hill.
“I realized in the pit of that failure that I needed Jesus … on a hill, overlooking Universal Studios,” he said. “It was like I looked up and I looked down and I had to make a decision —who my God was going to be? And I literally got down on the dirt by myself on that hill and said, ‘Jesus, you’ve got to save me.'”
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Source: Christian Post