‘Fixer Upper’ Couple: ‘Our Family Has Made a Commitment to Put Christ First’

The couple behind HGTV’s reality series Fixer Upper recently spoke with Billy Graham Evangelistic Association about their faith and the impact the show has had on viewers. Fixer Upper centers on Chip and Joanna Gaines, and—like a lot of HGTV series—shows the designers undertaking new home renovation projects each episode. The couple first met at Baylor University, and for years, ran a home renovation and design company before being approached by the cable network. In the interview, they explained:

Our family has made a commitment to put Christ first, a lifestyle our parents modeled for us very well. They showed us how to keep our marriage and family centered around God. As for "Fixer Upper", we have been surprised at the impact of our faith through the show. We haven’t been overtly evangelical, but the rich feedback we have received on family and love all source from our faith. Jesus said the world would know His disciples by their love for one another, and we’ve glimpsed this in practice and strive for it every day.

It’s not the first time the show’s stars have spoken about their faith. Back in April, Joanna filmed this video for Baylor, discussing her testimony, her calling and how she uses her platform to share her faith.

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DaphneandDavid McCarty


DaphneandDavid McCarty commented…

I love Joanna and Chip. The way the are so passionate about their work and the love they have for each other and their children is so refreshing.

Joyce Monk Shipes


Joyce Monk Shipes commented…

Could watch this show 24-7, my husband told someone it must be the only channel or show on TV. Looking so forward to the new season!


Susan Owens


Susan Owens commented…

Thank you, Joanna and Chip. You are shining examples of God's promises. We watch your show and believe your sincerity. Your family is precious and you're an inspiration. Continue living and expressing your love of God and Faith beyond measure.

David Pursey


David Pursey commented…

My wife, who is a pastor in the Lutheran church and I truly love Chip and Joanna, not to mention the show Fixer Upper is awesome. It is refreshing to hear people share their testimony about their relationship with Christ. Their 4 children are adorable and even though the show keeps them busy, they ALWAYS have family time. The Gaines family is an incredible example of Christ love for His children.



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Marla McKeown


Marla McKeown commented…

As a single mom (not by choice) I have two darling girls ages 11 and 15 that love your show. Intrigued to know why my 11 year old was so hooked on watching Chip and Joanna (after homework of course), I sat down to watch it with her. It was so clear that although you're extremely talented in what you do, it had much more to do with your family and relationships. I asked her, "honey what do you like so much about this show?", her answer, "Mr. Gains always brings the kids to the house at night to kiss the mama goodnight, no matter what....it's how a family should be". The love and respect you show for each other and everyone you work with is such a powerful example. Thank you!

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Jer. 29:11

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