A Duck Dynasty star explained how their family was headed toward destruction until this fateful moment

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Over the years, Duck Dynasty has captured the hearts of millions of freedom-loving Americans.

But their family wasn’t always the faith-filled image that most people see on television every week.

And a Duck Dynasty star explained how their family was headed toward destruction until this fateful moment.

Duck Dynasty is proof that the Gospel isn’t just for pastors

The American entertainment industry is often viewed as a godless place where only the most spiritually destitute thrive. 

But while this might be true in many cases, one television family breaks the mold. 

Duck Dynasty has been spreading faith and the Gospel through heartwarming and humorous content for over a decade. 

The family’s story isn’t exclusive to their television series. 

It has also been told through countless books, podcasts, and even a film. 

In the latest book, Gospeler: Turning Darkness into Light One Conversation at a Time, Willie Robertson explained the importance of the family’s message about Christ.

From the family’s perspective, it is not only the pastor’s job to spread faith to the community. 

“I think the call is for everyone,” he said. “It’s not just for smart people or the disciples and apostles and pastors, and everybody else is exempt from talking about it.”

Now Willie is reflecting on where they came from and what could have been.

The Robertson family was headed for certain destruction

Willie said that despite being well known for their faith, the family was on the brink of destruction. 

The family patriarch, Phil, was struggling with alcoholism and his marriage was falling apart. 

Everything was a disaster. 

Willie broke it all down in an interview with The Christian Post

“Dad had not become a Christian. He’d already kicked us out, so we knew where it was headed,” Wilie said. 

“It was heading for divorce for sure, split-up the family,” he explained. 

This would have resulted in, “No Duck Commander, there would have been no company, there would have been no Duck Dynasty.” 

Willie is uncertain whether or not he would have become a Christian if things would have continued down that path. 

But then something miraculous happened that changed the direction of their family.

The impact of one conversation has led to many more being connected to the Gospel

In the 1970s, Phil hit rock bottom and found Christ in a bar after a pastor from Arkansas drove across state lines to convert him. 

The story was first revealed in a 2023 film called The Blind

It was this moment that changed Phil’s life and led to a story that would attract many more to Christ.

Willie said that “every day” of his life he sees, “Someone impacted by what happened 50 years ago.”

“When you start thinking about the television show that reached hundreds of millions of people, all the things have pointed people in some way to the Gospel, to the light, I can trace all that back,” he said.

In Gospeler, Willie explained the importance of the conversations that Christians have with their friends and family. 

“There’s definitely going to be some uncomfortableness there, but if nothing else, they know that I cared about them,” he said.

Willie said if anyone needs any inspiration, then they only need to look to Jesus. 

“Jesus taught a masterclass on starting a conversation,” Willie said.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.