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Billy HallowellSep 3, 2021 12:00:00 AM1 min read

Mike Rowe Reveals the Role of Faith and Church in His Early Years

Mike Rowe, host of "Somebody's Gotta Do It," is known as a famed spokesman, narrator and TV personality, and in a recent interview with Pure Flix, he shared some fascinating details about his upbringing.

Among them: Rowe's grandfather, a skilled tradesman, helped build the church he grew up attending.

For Rowe — whose show "Somebody's Gotta Do It" is now streaming on Pure Flix — the local church was very much a part of the fabric of his younger years.

"Faith and church for me growing up wasn't an event — it wasn't a thing that was introduced to me," he said. "It was a thing that was just there. It was there like the stable had always been there ... there were Lenten dinners on Wednesday nights. I was in the Boy Scouts [at the church]. For me, church and the faith that came with it were as much a part of the community as anything else."


Rowe also spoke about the more general faith he had in knowing that his parents would always be there and that he could count on his family. The TV host gave viewers an inside look at his life and upbringing.

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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.