Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Andy Griffith Dead: Christian Actor Also Gospel Singer 1926-2012

Andy Griffith (1926-2012) died today at the age of 86. Most famous for his portrayal of Sheriff Andy Taylor on the Andy Griffith Show, the actor was also a devout Christian who had a successful career singing Gospel music.

As Christian Activities reported, when Andy Griffith was a child in Sunday School in Mt. Airy, North Carolina where he was born and raised (and one of the inspirations for Mayberry), he "would sing 'Jesus Loves Me' so loud that everybody would notice."
His life and work was a testimony to his faith. Even when he suffered from Guillain-Barr syndrome he told Guideposts:
I firmly believe that in every situation, no matter how difficult, God extends grace greater than the hardship, and strength and peace of mind that can lead us to a place higher than where we were before.
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