Justin Bieber's recent interview with Billboard magazine, where he openly talked about his parents and Christian faith, really touched the hearts of countless individuals.
But what endeared the Canadian singer more to his fans was the fact that he took his interviewer to church right after their conversation.
According to The Christian Post, Bieber invited the magazine reporter to attend church service and hear Pastor Judah Smith of The City Church in Seattle preach.
That evening, Smith preached "Jesus is God" at the ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Bieber and his interviewer sat at the front row, and snippets of the sermon even made its way to the article about him.
"He's the relationship and the friendship you've been craving your whole life. If you believe that with all of your heart, every ounce of your being, I'm going to count to three, and then I'm going to ask you to lift up your hand," Smith preached that night.
Bieber had his "eyes closed shut" during the sermon's big finish, and he was reportedly bouncing his leg up and down throughout the 60-minute service. After Smith's service, Bieber even flung his arms around the reporter as they sang John Mark McMillan's "How He Loves Us" song.
Bieber seems to have come to terms with his faith better now compared to the past, when he used to question every single detail about the Bible that did not make sense to him.
"I'd come and listen to him and try to hear him out. I had all these questions and things were not adding up. 'Well, why is this, then? How did all those animals fit on Noah's Ark, then?'" he said during the interview.
Smith has become an important figure in Bieber's life, and they constantly keep tabs of one another. "We text almost daily, and it's not just me sending him Bible verses anymore," said Smith. "He'll send them to me, along with encouraging thoughts or an encouraging emoticon. I'm committed to helping him and protecting him, but it's fair to say we're there for each other."