Kel Mitchell of ‘Kenan and Kel’: How He Came to Have a ‘True Understanding’ of God
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Nov 03
Kel Mitchell from the popular show “Kenan and Kel” recently shared the story of how God rescued him from his sinful lifestyle and gave him purpose.
The Blaze reports that MItchell is the grandson of a pastor and had grown up knowing about God, but he was well into his adult life before he truly realized his need for God.
“I felt like I’d hit a wall,” Mitchell told People Magazine in an interview. Mitchell had reached a time of crisis in his life; his career came to a standstill and his marriage began to fall apart. “I was like, ‘Okay, I need to figure out what I need to do in my life.’”
At first, Mitchell said, he tried to figure it out on his own.
“But what I needed to do was turn to him. Once I found that clarity with Christ, I knew everything would work out.”
Since then, God has blessed Mitchell. He has remarried and has connected with his two teenage children. He is also starring in a new show on Nickelodeon called “Game Shakers.”
Mitchell says he went through some very dark times before coming to Christ. On his blog he wrote that he had struggled with ”Suicidal [thoughts], divorce, drug and alcohol usage, deep in sin, dealing with the lost [sic] of love [sic] ones to gang violence, debt, hurt, pain, vanity, lust, heartbreak, feeling LOST looking for answers.”
“God’s WORD is your LIGHT, when everything seems dark in your life. PLEASE let the Holy Ghost in so you can let God lead you in the right direction and avoid making and getting in the wrong type of situations and attracting the wrong type of people that will temp [sic] you to make wrong choices,” Mitchell admonished others.
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Publication date: November 3, 2015