Kirk Cameron, the actor and evangelical Christian who is best known for the role of Mike Seaver in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains, is bringing his national tour, Love Worth Fighting For, back to a Richmond church for a second consecutive year.
Last year’s event attracted a packed crowd to the 1,200-seat church venue and was highly touted by members, a church rep told us Wednesday. Tickets are still available for Friday’s event, the rep added. Cameron uses the Bible to teach attendees how to strengthen their marriage.
“Instead of saying, ‘God, give me a new wife,’ we ought to be praying, ‘God, give my wife a new me,’” Cameron told his audience in this YouTube clip from a past event.
His speaking tour has been held in more than 150 cities.
Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during the filming of Growing Pains. While Cameron was an atheist as a teenager, he converted to Christianity during the years filming the show. Cameron and his wife live in California with their six children and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally ill and seriously ill children and their families are given an all-expense paid retreat, according to the event’s website.
Cameron also had the No. 1 grossing inspirational film of 2008, Fireproof and his company, CAMfam Studios, has released his latest film, Unstoppable, according to the event website.