Actor Jesse Metcalfe, who stars in the upcoming feature film “God’s Not Dead 2,” revealed in an interview with FOX411 this week that he found God while seeking sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous.

“[Faith is] really important to me,” the “Dallas” and “Desperate Housewives” actor told the outlet. “I really discovered a connection with a higher power and with God as I understand him probably five years ago when I got sober through the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.”

It was back in 2007 that Metcalfe publicly admitted struggling with alcohol and entered rehab. He said at the time that prayer is what got him through the ordeal, describing how Alcoholics Anonymous was also greatly beneficial.

Jesse Metcalfe arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Jesse Metcalfe arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

“A large part of that program is giving the will and character life over to God — or a God as you understand him — and prayer is also a big part of that program as well,” he told Fox 411. “I feel that that really helped me overcome a difficult time in my life and since then has really deepened and enriched my life in a lot of ways.”

Metcalfe joins actress Melissa Joan Hart (“Melissa & Joey” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) in starring in “God’s Not Dead 2,” which releases nationwide on April 1.

As TheBlaze previously reported, the “God’s Not Dead” franchise has received critiques by atheists since the first film’s debut in 2014, but actor, producer and Pure Flix Entertainment founder David A.R. White recently dismissed some secularists’ claims that the new movie is misleading and “full of fake Christian persecution,” as one atheist blogger charged last year.

“It’s an interesting thing, because, if it wasn’t real, why do they get so offended by it?” White told TheBlaze earlier this month. “I don’t think it would annoy people if it wasn’t true.”

He continued, “At the end of “God’s Not Dead 1′ and even part two, we throw up about 50 different court cases that are dealing with similar issues right now.”

Find out more about God’s Not Dead 2″ here.

(H/T: Fox 411)

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