Denzel Washington

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Denzel Washington, one of Hollywood’s more outspoken Christians, has said he views his impressive film career simply as an opportunity to serve God and his family.

“I’m in the service business now, I’m fine. I’ve done well,” Washington said on the “TD Jakes Show” last week. “I don’t need any watches and all of that. So I’m here to serve God, here to serve my family.”

When Jakes voiced excitement that Washington knew who he was and had watched his sermons online from The Potter’s House megachurch in Dallas, Texas, the “Fences” actor shared how the pastor had impacted him: “One of your sermons you talked about was the enemy is the inner me. And I’ve kept that,” he recalled.

Washington, best known for iconic films such as “Training Day,” “American Gangster” and “Philadelphia,” has been hailed “one of the most powerful Christians in Hollywood” due to his outspokenness concerning his Christian faith.

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