Faith is something that comes up often when you talk with Levi.
“I’ve always had a really strong measure of faith,” he says. I never was torn other than the normal day-to-day where you wonder and have doubts—but it always comes around.” Levi admits to experiencing his share of the typical teenage rebellion—a time in his life when he was searching for a good time and not much else.
“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?
“[So] we opened it up to everyone in the group, and it became a home church.“I had questions and on my own volition started going to church and learning on my own, and then it kind of went from there.” Of course, having faith in Hollywood is an altogether different story—it’s certainly not a place that makes it easy.“I think people find what they’re looking for,” Levi says. We’re all getting to an age around 30 or more, and the club life is so fleeting, trite …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.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.Straight up Gospel, no frills, no gimmicks, no additives or preservatives.It’s breaking down the Gospel for its own truth and building from there.” Levi met his pastor, Jeremy Boreing, a few years back but didn’t establish a strong connection until they connected at the Bible study a couple years later.But for Levi, the star of NBC’s hit action-comedy , his house is everyone’s house.It’s a place filled with friends and occasionally strangers, all sharing a combination of creative and Christian community.