ACTOR, Timothy Bentum, has revealed that there is no way he will kiss in movies. The actor, who recently completed Bible School and is now a Reverend, said sometimes kissing is not relevant to story lines.
“The farthest I will go is to give a peck on the cheek but there is no way I will kiss anyone in a movie,” he told Showbiz.
Timothy, who has been actively engaged in propagating the Gospel for years said he still combines acting with the work of God but is particular about the roles he plays.
“I don’t have the time to go away for long periods like two to three weeks. The type of storyline also matters, the moral of the story should be good, no nudity.
“Sometimes the moral is good but it depends on who the director is and what he wants. I am not hungry for fame, I’d rather please God than please man; I have turned down a couple of scripts because of some of these things,” he said.
Contrary to the perception that he only became born-again recently, Timothy says he has been born-again since he was about 17 years.
“My dad was a pastor and I have been born-again for so many years now but would go astray every now and then. I have completed Bible School and I am now a Reverend,” he said.
Talking about the challenges that come with doing God’s work, Timothy Bentum said it is not easy. “If I say it hasn’t been challenging, I will be telling a big lie, it has been very daunting. Once in a while, there is always something someone will say to confirm something I have doubted.
“Sometimes you enter a church and the people look at you like, what is he going to say? After a few minutes they settle in and go along. So far God has been good, I must say,” he said.
How does Timothy see other celebrities who have also become born-again? “ Awesome, Jesus kept talking about the harvest being plenty with few workers, the more people turn to Jesus, the happier I become.
“Whether it is for real or whether they are doing it for whatever reason, I am happy as long as they mention Jesus. The world needs to hear more of that, Jesus needs to go viral,” he stated.
He recently held a programme dubbed “The Take Off Conference” which came off on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 at the GH Media School in Achimota, Accra.