|Baldwin who’s a believer|
Actor Stephen Baldwin told a packed house of students in Dallas about his conversion to Christ following the 9/11 attacks and of his latest venture, “Livin’ It,” a high-energy DVD aimed at the “extreme sports” youth culture, featuring top Christian skateboarders and stunt bikers. Photo by Kyle Felts
DALLAS (BP)--Stephen Baldwin had just told a packed auditorium of students in Dallas about his conversion to Christ following the 9/11 attacks.
In the hallway next to the stage, a purple-haired teen, probably 12 or 13 with tears flowing, bent Baldwin’s ears for several minutes before the veteran actor whisked him downstairs to the hospitality room to talk. After a 15-20-minute conversation, Baldwin gathered several others around and prayed with the student.
“Good luck, man,” the teen told Baldwin as he stood to leave. “I don’t need luck, bro,” Baldwin said grinning. “I’ve got Jesus.”
That Baldwin has Jesus is curious to some.
|Busy with the Lord’s work|
Since his conversion in the days after the 9/11 attacks, actor Stephen Baldwin has “just been walking my walk and I’ve been really busy with everything the Lord’s had me doing.” Photo by Kyle Felts
He’s the youngest of the Baldwin acting clan – with older brothers Alec, Billy and Daniel -- and a veteran of more than 60 movies, including “The Usual Suspects” and “8 Seconds,” and television shows “The Young Riders” (1989-92), “Celebrity Mole” and “Fear Factor.”
His conversion and his work in producing an “extreme sports” DVD to reach kids in the skateboarding and stunt biking culture has been reported in places like USA Today, The New York Times, salon.com, Fox News Channel and CNN. Lately he’s been a regular at Christian rock festivals and similar evangelical events -- even advocating that Christians turn out for the November elections. Read More