ALAINE is walking the straight and narrow. The singer took the leap of faith and was baptised by gospel singjay and ordained Minister Ryan Mark at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine yesterday morning.
“I’ve always loved God… I’ve always loved Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us… So it makes sense in my life to make a public declaration,” Alaine told the Jamaica Observer. “I really love Jesus and want Him to make me do the things He wants me to do.”
Ryan Mark is the minister at Pure In Heart Ministries International, which he founded in 2014.
Alaine said her conversion was inevitable.
“All throughout my career I’ve been singing about love, whether it be brotherly or that of a man and woman… I’ve written songs about it, so now it’s about loving Jesus.”
Alaine (full name Alaine Laughton) is the second artiste in recent times to convert to Christianity. Last month singjay Wayne Marshall sheared his locks and professed his new-found faith.
“I’ve been on this journey; what’s different now is there’s this song that encapsulates where I am in my spiritual journey, or it kinda validates the discipline I’ve had and just the faith that I’ve had that there is something higher — and I’m aspiring to be one with that,” he told the Jamaica Observer.
After her baptism Alaine took to social media to make her announcement.
“Best Saturday morning everrrrrrrr!!!! I LOVE GOD soooo much!!!! I got baptised this morning. and what a JOY!!!!! Behold I do a new thing; now it shall spring forth. Shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19),” she posted.
As for her music?
“It’ll be a future of blessings… more music and more things,” she said.
Alaine first came to prominence appearing in a television commercial, and had a part in the film Clara’s Heart starring Whoopi Goldberg.
Currently a judge on talent competition digicel Rising Stars, Alaine is known for songs including Rise in Love, Don’t Walk Away, and Forever More.