Lecrae boldly declared his love for Jesus and path to faith on a recent episode of ESPN’s First Take. “I didn’t grow up in church or anything like that,” the rapper shared. “Around 19 years old, I found myself on a college campus surrounded by Christians who looked like me, they dressed like me, they talked like me. And it was kind of off-putting.

I didn’t know what to do with that, but they loved me, they mentored me, they embraced me and really opened me up to understand who I was and who I was created to be and that God made me with purpose and reason.” First Take is a sports talk show featuring Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Milly Qerim. Lecrae’s appearance with the trio comes shortly after his interview/performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The rapper’s media appearances promote his new memoir, Unashamed. FULL REPORT