Pop star Justin Bieber, along with Hailey Baldwin, and Selena Gomez were among the souls thirsty for God’s Word in attendance at the Zoe Conference in Los Angeles, California hosted by the local Zoe Church, Aug. 4-6.
Bieber’s participation in the conference comes on the heels of his sudden cancelation of his Purpose tour. The turn of events sparked speculation that Bieber’s decision to cancel the tour was motivated by a renewed sense of calling by God – perhaps even to begin a church.
Bieber has clarified that he decided to cancel his tour for reasons related to having more time for personal growth.
He wrote to concerned fans "I want my mind, heart and soul to be sustainable, so that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be."
He added “I am extremely blessed to have people in the past few years help me build my character back up, reminding me of who I am and who I want to be, reminding me my past decisions and past relationships don't dictate my future decisions and my future relationships."
Bieber also has begun sharing God’s Word through a Verse of the Day link to his Instagram page recently, which reaches his millions of followers daily.
The conference (“Zoe” is a Greek word meaning “abundant life”) featured special guest appearances from the likes of megachurch pastors Rich Wilkerson Jr. from Vous church in Miami and Lakewood Church Associate Pastor John Gray from Houston.
Zoe Church is headed by Pastor Chad Veach.
Veach shared a pic with Bieber from the weekend conference, saying "I love this guy so much #BETTERAT70 #BROTHERS"
Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr. who also spoke at the Zoe Conference, spent time with Bieber and also posted a picture on Instagram which said: "Because brothers don't let each other wander in the dark alone."
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez was also reportedly at the Zoe conference, along with model Hailey Baldwin, the daughter of Christian actor Stephen Baldwin, who has shared his faith testimony in interviews, like this one.
Meanwhile, Hailey Baldwin tweeted. “What an awesome day, my heart feels so full of love and God moved in such a way tonight. Can’t wait for #ZOECONF 2019!”
"We aren't called to live a life of feelings we're called to live a life of faith ! the younger Baldwin added.