Among the many outspoken Christians in Hollywood is singer/actress Chynna Phillips. The daughter of The Mamas & the Papas band members John and Michelle Phillips is speaking out about Hailey and Justin Bieber’s faith.
Chynna is Hailey’s aunt. Recently, she shared her thoughts about her niece and her new nephew-in-law, Justin Bieber with New York Post’s Page Six.
“They are awesome examples of what it is to be a Christian and I feel like they’re going to help pave the way for other young people to see it in a new light and see that Christianity is cool,” the singer said.
Chynna is a vocalist for the group Wilson Phillips. And being the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips, members of the 1960’s group The Mamas and the Papas, means she’s been around Hollywood for her entire life.
How Chynna Phillips Came To Know Jesus
The 51-year-old revealed that she came to know the Lord when she was 12 years old. Chynna recounted that she had classmates who offered to pray for her.
“I knew in that moment,” she said, “that I had been touched by God and that Jesus was real and Jesus truly was the son of God and that I needed to come to terms with that reality because it was the truth. Ever since that moment I’ve known that Jesus is Lord.”
But due to the pressures of youth, Chynna experimented with alcohol and drugs in her teenage years. She explained those were a “Band-Aid to cover up all of my abandonment issues with my father and grief surrounding his drug use.”
The singer had her big “come to Jesus” moment in 2004. After she gave birth to her daughter, Brooke.
She then explained to Page Six, “I had postpartum [depression]. It was isolating and I was unable to sleep.”
Then she added, “I knew that I needed help and one morning I felt enveloped by a light, by the presence of God and I felt His presence so strong in the room.”
She continued, “I couldn’t move, I was paralyzed by this force. I felt that it was realigning me. I felt that it was healing me and lifting my burden and pain and confusion.”
“It lasted about a minute and the very next morning it happened again around the same time and that’s when I knew that I needed to recommit myself to Jesus Christ. I fell to my knees and gave my heart back to the Lord and said, ‘You are the way, the truth and the light. I ask you to make me your vessel and put me out in the world as your messenger and let me share your truth with other people.’”
Chynna also described what it’s like to be a Christian in Hollywood. She said it’s a “little bit of a stigma.”
“People just automatically assume that you’re a fundamentalist. That’s unfortunate because I love everybody… I believe that the power of love overcomes all evil.”
Today, Chynna continues to share the love of God to everyone. Hence she wrote her Instagram bio as, “YouTube queen for the King, Jesus!!” As a result, the singer and actress shares the Good News with anyone who will listen on her YouTube channel. Praise God for her bold faith!
Source: Christian Headlines