Duck Dynasty Star Jase Robertson Speaks Out On His Faith (An Interview)
By Michelle McErlain On December 12, 2013
Duck Dynasty Star Jase Robertson was interviewed by the Oklahoma Christian University about His faith. He shared how he maintained the relationship with his kids, how he faced the entertainment industry as a Christian and his fame and success.
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When Jase Robertson was asked on how to raise his kid, he replied that he will make sure to spend time with each of his kid every day.
"On top of a TV show, we have the maturity realize fame is fleeing, money is fleeing, what counts is your faith and your family," shared Jase Robertson.
He said that it has been tough for his kids to really know what he is doing everyday by twitter or other social media. He would rather spend time with them every day to share where he has gone and what he has done.
"I tried to make conscious decision to, have some part of impact on their life...it is my primary responsibility to [teach them] and I want to see them in the heaven," said Jase Robertson.
Experience in entertainment industry
"Hollywood affects the entire entertainment industry, having impact on people. [For you] who have faith as Christian, what is your experience you been in entertainment industry this stage?" asked the interviewer of the Oklahoma Christian University.
"Well, it was a little bit culture shock," shared Jase Robertson. "We sing in songs to God and it was just, it was a culture shock, I think they [the camera men] were little concern about, show on TV, but I think throughout this process, they realize that when you succeed and things are real, that what people want to see," according to Jase Robertson.
Duck Dynasty is a TV reality show that even the actors do not know what is going to say next which make a real reality show. The real Christian life was shown on the TV program.
Deep Root of Faith Maintain His Purity in Working in Entertainment Industry
"What about your faith, Jase, have you had any surprising, obstacles during these last few years, growth and popularity [with Duck Dynasty]?" asked the interviewer.
"I think it goes back to the decision we made. When I was 14 years old, I was shy, a typical teenager, I was scared of the lamplight and public speaking," Jase Robertson reminded.
He was baptized when he was fourteen. "I have made decision and put my all life and trust in Jesus Christ [who die and resurrect]," said Jase Robertson.
"I did realize that if you are vocal about your faith, [people will] put pressure on you. [But] I realize that was powerful...well, I realize that was not about me, but the power is in God and His message and what He did...then you realize I need to be vocal," shared faithfully Jase Robertson.
Last Reminder to students and readers
"Our faith is number 1. We go around we say faith, family, in that order, all these are recipe for success, before the show, during the show and after the show," testified Jase Robertson.
"Well I think you realize that God uses His all people to spread the knowledge of his son. That's how this work. You look at someone like me, people who know who I am...me to spread the knowledge of his son, everyone hear, he can use anybody, so whatever you do... it becomes your platform for your faith," he reminded the students.
"We are not chased by fame and fortune because of film, so we want to announce to the world that Jesus is Lord, we believe in Jesus. We want to encourage as many people as possible; it is the same for people here," proclaimed Jase Robertson.
Please find the video interview here.
Duck Dynasty is an American reality television series on A&E. It shows the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander, operated in West Monroe, Louisiana, which makes products for duck hunters, primarily the duck call named Duck Commander. The Robertson men, brothers Phil, Si, and Phil's sons Jase, Willie, and Jep, are known for their long beards. The business began in a family shed, where Phil Robertson spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees. His son Willie is now the CEO of the company. The family was previously featured on the series Benelli Presents Duck Commander and its spin-off Buck Commander, which still airs on the Outdoor Channel.
The show has broken several ratings records on both A&E and cable television as a whole; the fourth season premiere drew 11.8 million viewers, the most-watched nonfiction cable telecast in history.