Actress Loves Church for ‘Their Focus on Having Personal Relationship With Jesus’

vanessa-hudgens“High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens recently shared that she loves attending Australian Megachurch Hillsong because it strongly encourages congregants to have their “own personal relationship with Jesus.”

Although she was raised a Catholic and adhered to atheism for many years, the 26 year old actress recently embraced Christianity, in part due to the influence of her boyfriend, 23 year old Austin Butler, who also attends Hillsong.

“It feels like Arcade Fire – it’s epic like that,” Hudgens told the Times regarding the church’s award-winning worship band Hillsong United. “They really focus on you having your own personal relationship with Jesus, which is wonderful.”

Hillsong Church was founded in 1983 by Pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston and is known for its relaxed, modern atmosphere and extensive mission program. Hillsong’s website states that it is “a Church about a God, who is all about people,” and their “singular, all-consuming passion is to build God’s Church and Kingdom.”

Over 100,000 worshipers attend Hillsong’s services held every weekend at its twelve campuses throughout the country, including New York and Los Angeles. In Australia, the megachurch has six campuses and twice as many extension services. (Read more from “Actress Loves Church for ‘Their Focus on Having Personal Relationship With Jesus'” HERE)

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  • John Liberty

    One of the most powerful Truth’s we see today … is just what Jesus told us WOULD HAPPEN:
    “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.”
    – John 15:18-25.
    Pray for our “creator given” nation.

  • liberty49

    Bless her, they are not all airheads.