When news broke that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman had died from colon cancer, just like the rest of the world I was shocked.
After reading that he had battled colon cancer for the last 4 years without telling a soul, it made me want to learn more about the man behind T’Challa.
I found out that not only was he a private man, but he was a Christian man.
The actor grew up in a Christian home and was baptized at Welfare Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. As a professing Christian — even at the height of his celebrity — Boseman often spoke out about his beliefs.
When he went back to his Alma Mater, Howard University in 2018 to deliver the commencement address he recited Jeremiah 29:11
Sometimes, you need to feel the pain and sting of defeat to activate the real passion and purpose God has predestined inside of you. God says in Jeremiah, ‘I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’
“When God has something for you, it doesn’t matter who stands against it,” he said later. “God will move someone that is holding you back away from the door and put someone there who will open it for you, if it’s meant for you. I don’t know what your future is. But if you’re willing to take the harder way, the more complicated one, the one with more failures at first than successes, the one that has ultimately proven to have more meaning, more victory, more glory, then you will not regret it.”