Not that I don’t go out with friends and have a good time, but I saw the emptiness and hollowness that it brings in high school, so it wasn’t such a temptation.” It wasn’t until after high school that Levi says he really started to understand what he believed and what it meant to live the faith that came so easily to him.
“Embracing Christ fully was a choice I made later in life, when I was 18 and out of high school,” he says.
Two of the bedrooms are always used by someone who needs a place to stay while they’re struggling financially.Saturdays are open for barbecues and Sundays are for home church.” It’s an unlikely setting for a celebrity—many of whom live lives of seclusion, purchasing homes in obscure corners of the Hollywood Hills or deep inside the walls of gated communities.Because of this whirlwind, Levi admits to needing friends, faith and a few fun escapes (i.e., video games and ping-pong) even more than the next guy.“You realize God is good and He gets you through whatever in life,” Levi says.After landing a part in the four-season ABC sitcom when he was 21, Levi knew finding a home base was an urgent matter.
Eventually, he realized the men’s Bible study he was part of was fulfilling all his spiritual needs.“We spend a lot of time talking about the first-century Church, and that it’s just another way of being intimate and familial, and those are really appealing aspects of it,” Boreing says. That’s why Zac has success walking the line as a believer in a largely secular setting.He’s not creating division between himself and other people; he just rests comfortably in who he is and in his faith, and trusts God with the rest.” So what does it mean for Levi to live out that faith on-set and around his non-Christian co-workers? He admits it’s not always black and white, but the key is to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit in whatever you say and do. Are you available to be part of the solution and not the problem?“If you’re looking for sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll find it. “Not that I haven’t had fun, but I’m blessed with solid people here in L. and pretty fun, but if that’s your main course you won’t be satisfied.” To fight those doubts and the temptations of stardom, Levi has opted to worship among trusted friends and confidantes in an informal home church setting.The idea is based on his experiences with a similar worship service called The Bridge back in Ventura, where he feels the “very community-based” approach made worship services “very real, more about relationship and less about religion.” Upon moving to L. after high school to pursue his acting career, Levi found “lots of groups of Christians” gathering around the city but never felt he belonged with any of them.Faith is something that comes up often when you talk with Levi.