Celebrity Loves Hillsong Because It Doesn’t Teach “the Book with Moses and all that stuff.”
Jax Taylor is an actor and model and currently stars in a Bravo reality television series entitled Vanderpump Rules. Taylor has modeled for the cover of Trump Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Cosmo Girl. He’s also done ads for major retailers like Target, Macy’s, JC Penney’s, Old Navy, Nordstrom’s, and Abercrombie and Fitch. Most recently, he’s been known as the boyfriend of Brittany Cartwright, another reality star.
Taylor also attends Hillsong Church in Los Angeles and has some interesting reasons for attending the congregation.
He is just one of many celebrities who are drawn to the lights, glitz and glamor of the Christianity-lite worship experiences of the Charismatic Hillsong, the quickest growing church on the planet. The question is why do so many celebrities – especially those known for their carnality, worldly behavior, and apparent lostness – attend Hillsong?
Taylor told The Daily Dish, a Bravo publication, “Well I’ve been starting to go to church a lot. So when I started [dating] Brittany who’s obviously very Christian and goes to church a lot. And I wasn’t anti-church — I grew up going to church — I just never went. I just felt like I didn’t need to go again.”
Taylor continued, “I don’t really go to a really churchy-type of
Why are they all there?
Taylor said, “But it’s actually a fun church. It just relates God to today and what you’re going through today. It’s not really in the book with Moses and all that stuff; it’s just kind of dealing with today.”
He continued, “It’s more spiritual; it is a Christian church and we go every Wednesday night. [Judah Smith] flies in from Seattle. He’s just really good. He’s just amazing. He’s funny and I need it. It’s like my recharge for the week. I look forward to it. It’s gotten to the point where it’s like, ‘Brittany, let’s go,’ where she was the church one at first. But now I am.”
Are these celebrities turning to Christ? Are they experiencing worship in Spirit and in Truth? Is it really Christianity if it doesn’t include “the book with Moses and all that stuff?”