2013 The Root 100

Touré Roberts believes that even in Hollywood people need a little help keeping the faith.

  • Influence: 168.2
  • Reach: 8.95
  • Substance: 7.5
  • Media Mentions: 14
  • Internet Mentions: 5610
  • Twitter Followers: 10492
  • Touré Roberts

  • Hollywood-based pastor is bringing the faith to Tinseltown.
  • Job: Pastor
  • Sector: Community
  • Twitter: @toureroberts
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Age: 41
  • Bio: "Who said there's no church in the wild?" Pastor Touré Roberts proposes on his Twitter page, responding tongue-in-cheek to the popular song by Kanye West and Jay Z. It's an inside joke about how "wild" Hollywood is perceived to be, yet North Hollywood is where the popular pastor leads his church -- One Church International. Roberts' church started out in 2004 with only 13 members. It now boasts more than 2,000 members, all in the heart of the music and entertainment industry. And rather than protest Hollywood, the Christian minister is supporting those aspiring artists by providing the Artist Resource Center, a nonprofit that features workshops, dance rehearsal space and a 700-seat theater.Visit his website and like his Facebook page.