“That was thirty years ago, at the church I still attend. The minister was preaching, ‘Just let it go.’ I said, ‘I’m going to go with it.”It was too intense. It almost drove me away,” Washington said. “I called my mother, and she said I was being filled with the Holy Spirit. I was like, ‘Does that mean I can never have wine again?”

Denzel has been married to his wife Pauletta Pearson since 1983. The couple have four children.In 1995, the couple renewed their wedding vows in South Africa with Archbishop Desmond Tutu officiating .In 2008, Washington visited Israel with a delegation of African American artists in honor of the Jewish state’s 60th birthday. Denzel is a quiet man of  great faith.

The actor described a physical and spiritual experience that he encountered when first feeling the Holy Spirit.

The full interview with GQ can be found in the October issue of the magazine, on stands

Denzel Washington:”I Read From The Bible Every Day..”  was originally published on elev8.com

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