Melissa Joan Hart
Actress Melissa Joan Hart began talking publicly about her Christian faith and the impact it's had on her adult life after starring in the “God’s Not Dead” sequel in 2016.
Hart spoke more about her faith in an interview on Paula Faris' "Journeys of Faith" podcast in January.
“I was always very curious and I just felt like I didn't really connect in church. I tried, I tried to read the Bible by myself,” Hart said. After trying to read the book of Revelation as a teenager and not understanding it, she said she continued “searching.”
“I always had faith in Jesus as my Savior and that God was out there looking out for me, and was always very faithful in prayer,” she added. “I was always trying to read the Bible and trying to figure out, how can I learn more.”
After getting married and thinking about starting a family, she knew she had to lock down a church and solidify her faith. Hart and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, then settled at a Presbyterian church.
She said her faith has been a continual “growth” with Jesus and she lives by the golden rule while sharing with others that Jesus is Lord.
The ‘90s star of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” went on a mission trip to Zambia with her family for the child sponsorship organization World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that helps impoverished children, their families and communities.
Hart took to Instagram to share of her experience and revealed that her favorite part of her trip was praying with the people.
“My absolute favorite moment in Zambia this month was our first prayer with the families in Moyo AP. Sitting on a hillside with our new friends, feeling the hot breeze across my cheek with my eyes closed listening to the Tonga translation of the words the family prayed over everyone there,” Hart said.