A man approached me outside a grocery store and told me “Jesus told me to talk to you.
Well-known actor Chris Pratt recently shared the story of how he came to faith and how he landed his acting career–two things that he believes are inextricably linked.
Pratt grew up in the small town of Lake Stevens, Washington. He was a country boy from a family that often struggled financially. FaithWire.com notes that it took Pratt some trial and error to find what he was really meant to do in life.
A real turning point for him, however, came when he was getting ready to go to a party while living in Hawaii and working as a waiter at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant.
He was hoping to find fun at the party through alcohol, drugs, and girls, but he was in for a surprise. A man approached him outside a grocery store and told him “Jesus told me to talk to you…”
For some reason he can’t quite explain, Pratt “was charmed” by this man and listened to him.
“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,” Pratt recalls.
That’s the moment Pratt credits with putting him on a new course. Soon after, he waited on someone at the restaurant who was a star in Hollywood. Through this connection, Pratt got a start in his acting career.
Now, looking back, the star of Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, and new movie Passengers, says he can see God’s hand on his life through all the experiences he had, preparing him for his acting career.
“That’s why I believe in God and the divine,” he said, according to Vanity Fair’s Rich Cohen who did an extensive interview with the celebrity.
Pratt is married to fellow actress Anna Faris. They are blessed with a four-year-old son, Jack.