Philly Jesus is the character played by Michael Grant, who roams Philadelphia dressed in a robe with long hair and carrying a shepherd's cane. He identifies as a Christian believer and says he dresses up as Jesus in part to attract people to him in order to discuss the gospel. A former heroin addict, he attributes his recovery to his faith.
In The News
- Mixed verdict for Philly Jesus in Apple store arrest, Metro, September 14, 2016.
- Meet Philly Jesus, who carries a cross, wears robes, raps and was recently arrested in an Apple store, Washington Post, May 4, 2016.
- Philly Jesus: 'God's Number for Me is Seven' -- $70M, NBC-10, November 19, 2015.
- 'Hallelujah': Philly Jesus Baptizes Man in Love Park Fountain, NBC Philadelphia, September 18, 2015.
- "Philly Jesus" spreads his message around town, CBS News, December 18, 2014.
- Philly Jesus Fights Charges, Pleads Not Guilty, NBC Philadelphia, December 4, 2014.
- Instagram: phillyjesus