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Mr. T Explains His Deep Devotion To God

06/10/2015 01:18 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2015

For more than 30 years, Mr. T has cultivated a rough-and-tough public persona, but beneath it all is a singular devotion to God. During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill about his new home-improvement show "I Pity The Tool," Mr. T described the Christian foundation his parents laid for him, why he treasures it so deeply and why he never wavered from it in his 63 years.

"I was being trained because I wanted to be a preacher like my father. I wanted to talk about Moses, I wanted to talk about God. ... I wanted to talk about the apostles, the disciples and all that," Mr. T said. "I was baptized by my father when I was 4 years old. I used to carry my father's bible and put it on the pulpit so he could preach."

Watch Mr. T describe his relationship with God in the video above, and click here for his full HuffPost Live conversation.

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