Kirk Cameron has come a long way since his role as Mike Seaver in the 80s-era sitcom Growing Pains. For years after that series was cancelled the young star shunned Hollywood and instead focused on evangelical Christianity. In 2002 Cameron founded The Way of the Master, a Christian evangelical ministry focused on promoting Christianity through media. The actor now stars in Christianity-themed movies such as Fireproof and Unstoppable.
Cameron’s popularity among evangelicals has made him one of the most recognizable Christians in the U.S. This week Cameron highlighted just how reality TV is bringing his brand of Christianity back into the mainstream of U.S. entertainment.
Cameron this week revealed that he was invited to the wedding of Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard. Duggar is a member of the large family made famous by the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting.
In a Facebook post Cameron wrote that he and his daughters flew to Arkansas to attend the couple’s rehearsal dinner and wedding. He expressed his admiration for the couple’s decision to save their first kiss for their wedding day, describing it as “moral excellence and purity.”
In addition to the Duggars, Cameron has enlisted another popular reality show family to help him promote his new movie, Saving Christmas. In another Facebook post Cameron revealed that Duck Dynasty stars Phil and Kay Robertson served Cameron dinner for his 44th birthday.
Saving Christmas is another Christianity-centered movie starring Kirk Cameron. In contrast to the dramas that Cameron has become known for in recent years, Saving Christmas is a comedy that examines modern Christmas traditions and, according to the movie’s website, “provides a biblical basis for our time-honored traditions and celebrations.” The movie will have a limited two-week run in U.S. theaters starting on November 14.