Kirk Franklin Shares Faith Before Hundreds at 2016 BET Awards

After accepting the Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award, Gospel singer Kirk Franklin shared his faith before hundreds of Hollywood celebrities music artists gathered at the 2016 BET Awards Sunday night.

Flanked by his wife of 20 years, Tammy, Franklin took to the stage to accept his award, beating out Erica Campbell, Lecrae, Tasha Cobbs, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, and Tamela Mann.

"I know these are very, very difficult days and we've had a lot of loss and a lot of hurt - and I want you to know that even when you feel like you've hit rock bottom, often you find that God is the rock at the bottom," he told the audience, according to The Christian Post. " ... I'm going to keep telling the world that I believe that Jesus is still the light of the world."

Following his big win, the entertainer took to Facebook to thank fans for their support of his "ministry" throughout his lengthy career.

He said in a video message: "I realize that, you know what I haven't done in a while? I haven't told the people that support my music - that support the ministry - I haven't told y'all 'thank you' in a long time. Right? This music would be nothing without you."

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