In an interview with PragerU, Kirk Cameron, who became famous in his role as a child actor, Mikey Seaver, in the popular TV series, Growing Pains, shared how he became a Christian at the age of 17.
Cameron, who started acting at the age of 14 in the TV series that ran from 1985 to 1992, said he was living the life that teens can only dream of. He was hobnobbing with Hollywood’s rich and famous and driving around in expensive sports cars.
But a strange thing happened as he was dropping off a friend at her acting class. As he sat in his sports car, he started thinking that one day he would die, and he wondered if there was a heaven, would he end up there? Or would he end up in hell?
Though a self-admitted atheist by the age of 17, Cameron knew if there was a heaven, he wouldn’t be going there because he was this “self-centered conceited, I am all that. I am the goat, celebrity, Mike Seaver guy,” Cameron said.
At that moment, Cameron said he humbled himself and decided to pray:
“God, if you’re there, would you please show me?”
“Would you forgive me for the wrong things I’ve done and make me the person that You want me to be?”
There were no fireworks after he prayed, but he felt God had heard him. Something changed in Cameron’s life after that prayer, as he found himself starting to go to church and read his Bible.
A minister friend told Cameron, that if anyone ever asked him how he found God in Hollywood, Cameron needed to remember that God is never lost. He didn’t find God, he was lost and God found him.
It’s a great, and at times, humorous interview:
READ: Actor — a former atheist — details moment he fell in love with Jesus, shares his journey to faith while working in Hollywood: ‘I knew that if there was a heaven, I wouldn’t be going there’