Staunch Christian and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who proudly declared in June that his identity as a Christian comes before his politics, confessed Sunday that he once walked away from the faith to which he clings so dearly now.
He also revealed that he prays with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Speaking at the First Baptist Jacksonville megachurch in Florida at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Pence, who said he grew up in a family that was in church every Sunday, confessed he had walked away from his faith when he started college.
“I went off to college and had largely walked away from the faith that I was raised to believe in,” he said according to First Coast News.
The Indiana governor explained that he met a group of non-denominational Christians at college who helped inspire him to “be Christian,” according to The Florida Times-Union.