‘My Purpose Is to Love God, Love People’: Ex-‘The View’ Host Paula Faris on Why She Left TV and Is on a Mission to ‘Shine Her Light’ By Billy Hallowell for Faith Wire
Journalist Paula Faris has had a fascinating career at ABC News, anchoring and hosting shows like “Good Morning America Weekend” and “The View.”
But after leaving her broadcasting success behind, she’s now focused on more fully living out her mission to “love God” and “love people.” If this seems like a familiar clarion call, it should. These are the two central commandments Jesus gave to all believers, as evidenced in Matthew 22:36-40.
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment,” Christ proclaims in these scriptures. “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Faris, who openly speaks about her Christian faith, has been on an exciting mission to live out these values in new and unique ways.
She’s the founder of CARRY Media, a new company that seeks to “amplify the story of the working mom,” and the host of “The Paula Faris: Faith & Calling Podcast,” where she speaks with influential believers and media leaders.”
When asked what sparked her newfound media journeys, Faris said the path was paved through authentic faith and trust in the Lord.
“Wherever I’m called, my purpose is truly to love god love people and shine my light,” she said.
Listen to Faris discuss her family, her decision to leave her anchoring gigs behind — and her mission statement for the future:
On her podcast, she speaks with people about what they have been called to do and who they are called to be. She also puts her journalistic skills to use, exploring important media stories her fans will care about.