Candace Cameron Bure basically grew up in Hollywood.
The “Full House” star said, “I became a Christian by asking God to be my Lord and Savior at 12 years old, but it didn’t become my own until I was in my early 20s.”
Her parents played a strategic role in Bure’s initial decision to ask Jesus to be her Lord and Savior. Though her family didn’t start out as a Christian family, that all changed when a mutual friend of her parents invited the family to church.
“I saw how happy my mom, brother and sister were. I decided that I wanted to feel the same way. It was Jesus Christ that was producing this change in them, so one Sunday morning, I asked Jesus into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior,” Bure said.
“I was baptized along with some of my family at a later service. I was extremely excited about what I thought was my new Christian life,”
Then when she was in her 20s, Ray Comfort’s book, The Way of the Master, was given to her by her brother, Kirk Cameron, after he had read it.
The book helped her to realize her need for Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior on a deeper level. She rededicated her life to the Lord.
“It’s very difficult to be a Christian in Hollywood, although it’s easy to just say no,” Bure told Beliefnet. “That’s my choice. I can always say no. I have an easy out or an easy answer if I want it to be easy.”
In a recent Instagram post, Bure wrote, “We read the Word of God everyday because it is a sign of obedience to Him, while it also fills us with His Spirit. His goodness, His mercy, His love, etc.”
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Bure has never been shy about putting her faith on full display. She struck a deal with Great American Media earlier this year for the purpose of developing and producing original content for their channel.
She said she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to develop meaningful, faith-filled programs that she and her family know is quality entertainment with a strong positive values message.
Bure has been married for 22 years; a time span that’s considered lengthy by both Hollywood standards and the culture’s standards.
For her and her husband, she says their faith plays a a very central role in their marriage: “The foundation of our marriage in God is what has got us through the valleys, and the low points…and [we] have come through beautifully.”