Justin Bieber talks to God, Doesn’t go to Church! V Magazine Interview

Justin Bieber V Magazine cover

Justin Bieber believes there is a higher power guiding everyone’s lives, but he doesn’t go to church to affirm his faith and instead focuses on praying to God in private.

He told V magazine: “A lot of people who are religious, I think they get lost. They go to church just to go to church. I’m not trying to disrespect them … but for me, I focus more on praying and talking to Him. I don’t have to go to church.”

Although he doesn’t go to a church, Justin recently got a tattoo of Jesus Christ’s face on his left calf and showed it off during a trip to a Los Angeles beach.

  • TrueBieber Belieber

    You don’t have to go to church to love God and obey his commandments, but sometimes it helps you to have others who believe workship with you. Justin is on the road so much it is hard for him to have church home.

    • RandomGirl

      yeah and btw imagine justin walking into a church, every one would go crazy and they would need security and everything haha

    • Antihatred

      Yh but the thing is, is he properly rooted does he knw where to look if he gets confused thts the sort of thing u get from a church, and even when he’s not busy he doesnt make tht effort to go, I just hope tht just as he is talking to God, tht he can hear God talk back cos if he ain’t proper rooted he’ll be hearing all sorts of voices so no I don’t completely agree with him once or twice won’t hurt or at least having sum sort of fellowship ‘when two or more are gathered together’ is one of the times u can really feel Gods presence u knw

    • RyanahLuvzJB

      @TrueBelieber Belieber, I agree!


      i love the fact that justin think yes liked me! i hate when people ask me why don’t you go to church? like for real i love god and i believe in god. but there is nobody on earth except for justin that will make me wake up early on a sunday! people think that if you go to church you will go to heaven. but if you pray at home you will go to heaven too! and if you really love god and believe in him you don’t need a priest telling you god is real and he look after you.we know that! i think people that go to church are yes going to church because they need somebody to remind them that god exists (but again is only my opinion so it doesn’t really count). i don’t need a priest, i have my faith in god and i don’t need to go to church to follow god. i follow god with my heart and soul.

      • me@twitter

        that only works if you keep on reading the bible. Good work JB for not being embarresed from God

  • Ariana

    I agree with him 100%. You don’t have to go to church to have a close relationship with God. In the Bible it says to worship and pray to him, and you can do so in your own private time or with others like during a Bible study or discussion. You don’t have to go to church, it’s just become a religious tradition and a lot of people just go to church for tradition and not for a true purpose.
    I love you Justin!

  • MegBieber

    You don’t have to go to church to say you believe in God,I don’t always go but I pray in my room at home and I believe in God and it’s must be hard for Justin to find a church to go to when he is travelling so much I love you Justin! Will always support you xx

  • Katie

    I love you justin!!! 3rd!

  • MegBieber

    Where can I buy this magazine??? :/

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  • patricia

    going to church is also importnant -.-

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  • carr

    I dont go to church. my family isnt catholic, christian or any of that crap. TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • RyanahLuvzJB

      Um..religion isn’t crap :/

      • Bianca bieber

        I agree it isn’t crap. It’s not funny either a lot of people believe in a god or gods. So just cuz u dont doesn’t mean you have to call religion crap



  • Sabina Bieber

    Going to church is important but I totally agree with you JB… Anyway h0w you w0rship your God has nothing t0 d0 with us… As long as you are happy with your relationship with God that’s all that matters… I love you… Is it me or does this picture look a wee bit GAY!!!? My M0M even said it looks gay…#just saying

  • Sabina Bieber

    Going to church is important but I totally agree with you JB… Anyway h0w you w0rship your God has nothing t0 d0 with us… As long as you are happy with your relationship with God that’s all that matters… Like imagine JB at your church… T0tal caos. He would attract every ones attention. N0 one would really pray, if you kn0w what I mean… I love you… Is it me or does this picture look a wee bit GAY!!!? My M0M even said it looks gay…#just saying

  • Little Hanan

    Why the cover of justin bieber V magazine is look like a GAY !!! Idont like JB look like this ..not handsome at all…i like when he wears a man outfit…he look hot..

  • noneya

    I agree that a person can worship God whenever they want and how they want but I disagree that when he said “I think they get lost. They go to church just to go to church.” How? when he just said he prays and talks to God in private. People also do those things in church in many type of ways. And I feel he only said that because he doesn’t have time to go to church anymore. Some people are very religious and pray in church and outside of church.

    • Ariana

      He’s not saying that all people get lost. He’s saying that a lot of people get lost and are just caught up in the whole church thing, but haven’t found true purpose in their Christianity.

  • lovejb

    yeah you don’t have to go to church to love he loves god love u jb

  • Mizziz.bieber

    JB is so hot I don’t relly care if he don’t go to church case nether do I that just means one day when I marry him he won’t make me go to church with him every sunday

    • me@twitter

      You make going to church seem so boring or like its a chore well if you want to go to what i call a party church look up Hillsong

  • Emma Bieber

    Thank youu justin!! It exactly how i feel.. I mean u dont have to go to church, u can still love god! <33

  • Caitlin Primm

    I don’t go to church ethier and I myself to god in private.. I agree Justin Totally! I will never bring you done.. I will support everday and stand by right next 2 you!

    • Caitlin Primm

      my bad down not done

  • Caitlin Primm

    I think you can buy at Barnes and Noble or a book store

  • BFF/ Biggest-Fan-Forever



    omg ive been saying that to everyone for about 8 years now since i was like 10 and now i have ppl to back me up i talk to him and pray to him all the time

  • Mrs.Bieber

    Luk Justin Bieber i REALLY lke u but,dat dnt really mean i qatta aqree cuz wt u r sayin is wrnq bcuz u qatta qo 2 church 2 ,cuz if u dnt there r sum stuff dat r qoin 2 qo really wrnq jst lke me i said i didnt hve 2 qo 2 church as lonq as i pray n talk 2 him im qud ,i dnt qatta qo 2 church.But lke i said dat tinq really went wrnq n dan i started sayin y r these’s tinqs happenin if i pray n talk 2 u GOD WHY?But dan i knw it was bcuz i wasen’t duin wt GOD wants me 2 do.

  • Aha !

    It looks like he’s doing a magazine cover for Gay pride ! XD lmfaao !

  • Nandra

    I can’t say what justin bieber said on V magazine about his statement is wrong. Thats what he thinking about.
    But Faith is not just between you and God. When Jesus Christ come to the world he is going to church and bless it as a holy place to pray to God. Church such a Symbolic, People in Church is like organitation they help each other espicially their church members. When one person of their members died they serve them give help to the family and anything like that. Church as a God Home. We are going to church to pray. And we have to do it because in the bible Jesus already said we have to. Six day God Create a whole world on the seventh days/last days he finish make evrything so it is the time to go to church. Only once a week on Sunday. Just once a week go to the church ! Why can you just go? So the point is pray to God privatly and going to church every sunday is must we do , its have to be gather both of this things.

  • starla loves kidruahl

    i love you justin

  • ♥Beliebz♥

    I can’t hate him for this. I’m not exactly agreeing with him full, but you have to give him credit. He can’t go to church every Sunday. God placed him with a holy gift. Justin needs to respect it. And he does! He prays before every concert. Plus speaking of concerts, that’s why he can’t go every Sunday.He can’t go to any random church. Praying privatly is OKAY, but I just think church helps too.
    Not hating JB’s way, not fully agreeing.
    Just respecting what he does.

  • Nandra

    So .. Iam really Love you Justin.
    But perhaps you must to learn more about what is Church be For.
    What you got in your lifes is a Gift from God. Because He Love You.

  • eriyanna

    Justin you sexy on this magazine i want buy this

  • Mrs.Bieber

    even if justin wanted to he has to time for church, and its true u dont need 2 go to church 2 connect with god.

  • nicole

    I honestly agree with justin Gods going to hear you where ever you are i dont go to church either but i pray every night before i go to sleep you dont have to actually be in church to talk to God

  • Reallyyyyyyy

    Justin…your assertion on non-church attendance is in direct contradiction of Scripture, my dear. See Hebrews 10:23-25 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.(New American Standard Version)
    I too went for awhile in a backslidden condition thinking I didn’t “have to” go to church until God showed me the error of my way in His Holy Bible. This is not me being judgmental. This is me pointing to Scripture to see what it has to say…if there are any issues with this, take it up with Him, not me :-)

    • Reallyyyyyyy

      P.S. I know you travel ALOT….church attendance is difficult for you, but not impossible—you’re able to attend other public events like professional hockey n b-ball games. It would do your soul GOOD to get together with God’s people from time to time. Love ya bunches, JB