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By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

1/9/2017 (1 week ago)

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'At that moment I was like, I think I have to go with this guy.'

Chris Pratt is known for his comedy and dashing good looks - but who is he in Christ?

Actor Chris Pratt shares the moment he turned to Christ.

Actor Chris Pratt shares the moment he turned to Christ.

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By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/9/2017 (1 week ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Chris Pratt, Christian, faith, Christ


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Pratt spoke to Vanity Fair to share several key moments in his life - the most significant of which was during his time in Hawaii.

Essentially homeless and living out of his van on the beach, Pratt was working at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant, doing nothing with his life at only 20-years-old.


Pratt explained he was with friends outside a grocery store. They had convinced someone to purchase beer for them and were waiting patiently for that person to return.

That's when God led a man straight to Pratt.

"I was sitting outside a grocery store," Pratt recalled. "And a guy named Henry came up and recognized something in me that needed to be saved.

"He asked what I was doing that night, and I was honest. I said, 'My friend's inside buying me alcohol.' 'You going to a party?' he asked. 'Yeah.' 'Drink and do drugs? Meet girls, fornication?' I was like, 'I hope so.'

"I was charmed by this guy, don't know why. He was an Asian dude, maybe Hawaiian, in his 40s. It should've made me nervous but didn't. I said, 'Why are you asking?'

"He said, 'Jesus told me to talk to you...' At that moment I was like, I think I have to go with this guy. He took me to church. Over the next few days I surprised my friends by declaring that I was going to change my life."

After giving his life to Christ, the aimless, homeless Pratt was able to understand God had a greater plan for his life.

Suddenly, things began to fall into place.

He went in to work, which was unusual. He admitted since he lived in a van, he would often give shifts away.

"But it was like I had a premonition," Pratt explained. "I always wanted to go to Hollywood. I just didn't know I was going to get there."

That day, Pratt served Rae Dawn Chong, an actress and daughter of Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong. She was with her producing partner and told him, "You're cute. Do you act?"

Pratt, in his naturally charming way, responded, "**** yeah, I act. Put me in a movie."

She asked for his number but without a phone, he passed along his friend Michael Jackson's number - no, not the Michael Jackson.

Pratt got a call and picked up a script for a comedy called "Cursed Part 3." Halfway through his audition Chong stopped him, saying, "We're going to use you."

He was cast as the lead and the rest was history.

Pratt has never made his faith a secret, even taking to Twitter to share prayers and prayer requests.

He shares his faith with his wife, actress Anna Faris. Together they go to church on Sundays and encourage their children to follow the ways of Christ.


At the conclusion of the Vanity Fair interview, Pratt got on his knees and encouraged everyone else to follow suit.

He had been cooking throughout the interview and together everyone held hands, thanked God for the food and the life and Pratt added a few words for the Chicago Cubs, who were playing that day.

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