Skylar Testa: Former Non-Denominational Christian
July 11, 2011
Skylar Testa grew up in Columbus, Ohio as one of three sons of a Jewish mother and a father with Catholic roots. For his first eleven years, however, his family was part of a Jehovah’s Witness congregation. With the death of her father, Skylar’s mother was moved in a profoundly spiritual way and began attending, with her family, a nondenominational church, then a charismatic church. It was in these settings that Skylar got involved in youth groups and experienced a closeness to God. At age 13, he moved to L.A. to pursue his acting career. Five years later he matriculated at SMU and graduated in theatre studies. Along the way, Skylar continued to meet committed Catholics who influenced his faith walk. Skylar shares the details of that journey which led him to convert to Catholicism. Today he is an actor and director, known for “Hearts Afire” (1992), “Total White Guy Move” (2013) and “Safaricize” (2013).