Singer Marques Houston gave us music to groove to in the 90’s as a child star, but these days, he’s giving fans a glimpse into his faith.
Over the weekend, the 35-year-old posted photos of his baptism as a Jehovah’s Witness. He took the big step at the Remain Loyal to Jehovah Convention, writing:
“8/13/16 The best day of my life!!! I got baptized today. I’ve never been this happy #JW Jehovah my God, thank you for allowing me the privilege to be one of your Witnesses now.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses are a Christian denomination with more than 8.2 million members worldwide. The group is known for distinct practices like evangelizing door-to-door at people’s homes, rejecting blood transfusions and not observing birthdays or other holidays considered to be pagan.
Houston is not the only black celebrity to find a spiritual practice as a Jehovah’s Witness. The late great music legend Prince became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2001. Tennis star Serena Williams grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness, as did the music icons Notorious B.I.G and Michael Jackson.
Check out photos from Houston’s milestone moment below.
My baptism: I can not even put into words the feeling/emotions and overwhelming joy running through my mind. To know that Jehovah God, or Heavenly Father, the CREATOR of any and everything chose me to be his loyal servant! I am humbled beyond words, and I am so grateful to all who embarked on this journey with me! This is only the first step and I look forward to where life is gonna take me now that I have Jehovah behind the wheel ??? #JW