Straight up Gospel, no frills, no gimmicks, no additives or preservatives.
It’s breaking down the Gospel for its own truth and building from there.” Levi met his pastor, Jeremy Boreing, a few years back but didn’t establish a strong connection until they connected at the Bible study a couple years later.
Step into the house of Zac Levi on any ordinary day and you’re likely to find more than you expected.
Peek into the living room and you’ll see three or four people sitting around, tapping away on laptops. Walk upstairs and you’ll find an editing facility with a commercial editor hard at work.
“We all engaged in a spirited conversation at a Bible study, over a message about Galatians,” Boreing says.
“We all enjoyed the dialogue and it was a transition where I became a teacher at that Bible study and we developed into a home church.
But for Levi, the star of NBC’s hit action-comedy , his house is everyone’s house.
It’s a place filled with friends and occasionally strangers, all sharing a combination of creative and Christian community.
His life is characterized by “celebrity” and all that comes with it (the parties, the press, the wealth) in one moment, at another moment he faces the realities of being a TV star (the weekly scripts, the late nights on set, the weekly challenge of saving the world) and in other moments he experiences the inevitable “letdown” of the off times.
God protected me a lot and also let me fall on my face a lot.
One big blessing of it all was purging a lot of that out of my system before I got into Hollywood.
Not that I don’t go out with friends and have a good time, but I saw the emptiness and hollowness that it brings in high school, so it wasn’t such a temptation.” It wasn’t until after high school that Levi says he really started to understand what he believed and what it meant to live the faith that came so easily to him.
“Embracing Christ fully was a choice I made later in life, when I was 18 and out of high school,” he says.