Dog the Bounty Hunter: ‘I Want People To Know I Stand For God’
By Movieguide® Staff
Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, said that he relies on his faith in God on every occasion, tragic or joyful.
“My journey has built faith,” the 69-year-old Chapman told The Christian Post. “I’ve been through some terrible stuff, but it builds faith when you can look back and tell other people ‘Look, I’ve been there done that. Here’s what you do.’ And then they do it. I love sharing my testimony … so others don’t have to go through it.”
In 2009, Chapman lost his 23-year-old daughter, Barbara Katy, and 10 years later, his wife, Beth, who died after battling cancer.
“With all of that, I was very depressed; I was sad,” Chapman recalled. “After Beth died, I’d see these other couples and think, ‘Well, she’s up there partying with Jesus and I’m down here bawling every day.'”
But Chapman did not turn his back on the faith that had sustained him in the past.
“I started praying for a wife,” he said. “I said, ‘Alright God, bring me a Christian; I want a girl who knows the Holy Ghost and can speak in tongues.’ And God brought her right to me.”
In September 2020, Chapman married fellow Christian Francie Frane.
Chapman revealed that his time spent in Hollywood on the popular A&E show DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER showed him that many were receptive of his Christian faith.
“A lot of people think Hollywood is full of a bunch of demons, but so many of the celebrities I’ve met over the last 20 years or so are good people; they’re not like Satan worshipers,” he said. “Maybe a few are off into the Twilight Zone, but most of them believe in the concept of God, God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost; it’s not really as demonic or dangerous as you would think. You can’t go throwing your pearls out before swine, but a lot of people respect the fact that I believe in God. They know I’m a Christian.”
However, Chapman still recognized the need to stand for Jesus in a lost society.
“I have been through many generations, but this is the first time that when you look through Scripture and you can see that we’ve begun the End Times,” he said. “The Bible says, at the End Times, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy’ (Acts 2:17). And there are so many young kids where it’s just incredible, they’re experiencing the pouring out of God’s Spirit.”
“When sin starts to abound, and never have we seen sin abound like this, ever, that’s another sign,” he added. “But on the flip side of the coin, you’re getting a lot of people coming to God right now.
“I want people to know I stand for God,” he said. “And I believe God is pouring out His Spirit on all flesh like never before, and I’m excited to be a part of that.”