A New Jersey man drove at least 20 hours earlier this month to see “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson, arguably one of television’s most popular reality stars. But that’s not the story. The story is why he made the lengthy journey: to have the Robertson family member baptize him.

Brian Richards made the long trek from his home to White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., where Robertson introduced him to the church on March 2, before publicly baptizing him.

“From New Jersey, I can count on one hand the people I met from New Jersey,” Robertson quipped, before telling the congregation about Richards’ long journey to the house of worship.

Watch the video of this introduction below:

A second clip shows Robertson and Richards in the church’s baptismal pool. The “Duck Dynasty” star explains the Christian salvation message and describes the significance of baptism before dunking Richards under the water.

“You are now going to die to sin,” Robertson told Richards beforehand. “You’re going to be buried — the old you — and the new one will come forth. God will seal you with his spirit and you will be guaranteed to be raised from the dead one day and live forever. Good news, you know?”

Watch the baptism below:

(H/T: Breathe Cast)

Featured image via Brian Richards’ YouTube Account