Sounds a bit sacrilegious doesn’t it? Well, it’s true. And not only have I met Jesus, but I once dated Mary, saw Emma Smith in concert, spoke with Joseph Smith’s pastor, washed my hands with Pilate, and challenged Joseph Smith to a stick pull contest.
Ah, important detail: all of these individuals were actors portraying these characters.
I met “Jesus” at a photo shoot for a painting by Liz Lemon Swindle called “The Lost Sheep.” His real name is Phillip Miner and he’s a really, really nice guy. Shortly after the shoot, I was able to interview him about being a model for Christ. You can check out the video below:
To learn more about Phillip’s experiences, here are two fantastic articles from Deseret News: