Christian Rock Band Frontman, Jonathan Steingard, Reveals He’s Now an Athiest

Well, some people just go through an evolution in life.

Hawk Nelson frontman Jonathan Steingard recently got candid about his spiritual journey. The Christian rock band star stated in a statement on his Instagram that he no longer believes in God.

“I’ve been terrified to post this for a while,” he started, “but it feels like it’s time for me to be honest. I hope this is not the end of the conversation, but the beginning. I hope this is encouraging to people who might feel the same but are as afraid to speak as I am. I want to be open.”

In the post, Jonathan detailed his spiritual change.

“After growing up in a Christian home, being a pastor’s kid, playing and singing in a Christian band, and having the word ‘Christian’ in front of most of the things in my life — I am now finding that I no longer believe in God,” he said. “I have been terrified to be honest about this publicly for quite some time, because of all that I thought I would lose.”

“Processing this quietly felt right when I simply had doubts, but once they solidified into a genuine point of view, it began to feel dishonest not to talk about it,” he wrote.

Thanks for being honest, Jonathan. While this will undoubtedly turn away many fans, you’ll likely receive just as many new ones.

Keep doing you!