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Jentezen Franklin: Donald Trump Rededicated His Life to Christ

Free Chapel's Jentezen Franklin
Free Chapel's Jentezen Franklin (Facebook/Jentezen Franklin)

Free Chapel's Jentezen Franklin says Republican nominee Donald Trump rededicated his life to Christ 10 years ago, according to a report.  

Franklin's comments come a few weeks after the Pentecostal preacher joined Trump's Faith Advisory Committee.  

"He did say 'I don't wear my religion on a sleeve and I'm not, by any means, a saint,'" Franklin told the Gainesville Times. "But (Trump said), 'What America needs now is not a preacher in the oval office—it needs a leader.'" 

Franklin is just the latest evangelical to tout Trump's faith, joining the ranks of men like Dr. James Dobson and women like televangelist Paula White, also known as the "Trump Whisperer." 

"He doesn't know our Christianese," White said. "Someone might take a sound bite and say, 'Oh, see? He's not saved,' or, 'He doesn't love God.' That's the furthest thing from the truth." 

Franklin says the billionaire businessman told an audience last month he rededicated his life to Christ when he was 60. That was a decade ago.  

His words echo the sentiments expressed by many, including Focus on the Family's Dobson. 

"I believe God can change the hearts and minds of people and I celebrate when they support principles of righteousness," Dobson says. 

Jessilyn Justice is the director of online news for Charisma. Born and raised in a pastor's family in Alabama, she attended Lee University and the Washington Journalism Center. She's passionate about sharing God's goodness through storytelling. Tell her what you think of this story on Twitter @jessilynjustice.

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