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Erin and Ben Napier on How Their Faith Guides Them

The hosts of HGTV’s Home Town and authors of Make Something Good Today discuss how their faith allowed them to transition from their old jobs to the life they’re leading today.


Erin Napier: Hey, Guideposts. We’re Erin and Ben Napier.

Ben Napier: Yeah, we’re the hosts of HGTV’s Home Town, which is shot right here in Laurel, Mississippi.

For us, none of this would have happened without our faith. I’m sure a lot of people would say that, but for us, it was literally not something that we were seeking out. TV was never even an idea for us.

Erin: And for that matter, leaving our jobs was never something we would do of our own accord. It took a lot of prayer, a lot of prayer and a lot of faith to step out and trust that God had a plan for us that we did not write for ourselves.

Ben: It was kind of like we were stepping into something totally unknown simply by saying, “Yes, OK, God, we’re going to let You take this and if it works, great, and if it don’t, we know You’ll take care of us.” For me and for Erin, too, we both rely on our parents a lot for advice. And when you are from South Mississippi and you start talking about having a national TV show on HGTV, that doesn’t really happen.

Erin: Our parents don’t have any advice for that.

Ben: Right. And so when it comes to being parents, when it comes to carpentry, when it comes to art…

Erin: Being in the public spotlight, it takes a lot of faith and prayer to know that God has ordained this, and that He will lead us through whatever He takes us to.

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