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
- Philly Jesus dragged out of church, cited for trespassing new Archbishop Nelson Perez’s installation mass, Philly Voice, February 18, 2020.
- Meet Philly Jesus, who carries a cross, wears robes, raps and was recently arrested in an Apple store, Washington Post, May 4, 2016.
- '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.
- Instagram: phillyjesus