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'The Voice' Finalist Jordan Smith Says His Christian Faith Drives His Musical Ambition: 'My Faith is Who I Am'

( [email protected] ) Dec 15, 2015 11:44 AM EST
"The Voice" finalist Jordan Smith recently opened up about his strong Christian faith and how he hopes to use his newfound fame to share the Gospel with the world.
Jordan Smith performs during the battle round on The Voice. NBC

"The Voice" finalist Jordan Smith recently opened up about his strong Christian faith and how he hopes to use his newfound fame to share the Gospel with the world.

Raised in the small town of Harlan, Kentucky, the 22-year-old singer shot to fame after joining coach Adam Levine's team and landing five iTunes #1's -- once even managing to dethrone Adele from the top iTunes spot.

He once again wowed viewers on Monday night with a stirring rendition of the inspirational song Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music and later, the beloved Christmas carol Mary Did You Know.

When asked about Smith's performance, Levine simply stated, "This guy is artist and he has a vision."

Added Coach Pharrell, "I think the people are just ready for you to make a record."

In a recent interview with DJ Chuang of "Spinning Up Disruptive Ideas", Smith revealed that his ultimate goal is not to acquire riches or fame, but to use his talent to share his Christian faith with the world. 

"I love to lead worship and my parents really encouraged me to sing in church," shared Smith."My faith is who I am and I wanted to share that with the world."

The singer, who attends Lee University - a Christian college in Cleveland, Tennessee - explained that his faith also allows him to overcome the many challenges posed to him as he competes on "The Voice"

"My faith is the thing that gives me strength and that I find joy in," he said. "At the end of the day with my problems and concerns, I can turn to God and I can have peace in my situation. That's been the main thing that's carried me through this. My relationship with God has kept me grounded and has been my foundation through all of it."

While the winner of "The Voice" won't be announced until Tuesday night, Smith said he isn't concerned about the future, as he is trusting God to direct his paths.

"This platform has opened so many doors for me and has allowed me so many opportunities to make music in lots of different ways," he said. "At this time, I'm just waiting prayerfully and doing my best. Whatever happens, I know I will continue to make music and lead worship wherever I go. While my future is unsure at this moment, I know who holds the future, and I will continue to move and trust in God's plan for me."

The second half of the two-night finale airs tonight at at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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