Baptism in Military on the Rise Again… Lee Seung Gi Becomes “Church Oppa”

Religion is a sensitive issue, but since this is an official article from MEAK (Military Evangelical Association of Korea), I’ll translate it just so the fans know.

Singer Lee Seung Gi was baptized by Pastor So Kang Seok at Nonsan Army Training Center on the afternoon of March 5.

Mr. Lee shared his thoughts after being baptized.

Last year, 152,238 ROK military officers and soldiers were baptized. The number increased by about 10,000 compared to the previous year.


Singer Lee Seung Gi who enlisted on February 1 was baptized on (March 5). Mr. Lee kneeled with a serious expression and underwent baptism. Afterwards, he shared his thoughts, “I came to the military at an older age, so there was pressure, but I’m enjoying military life. Thankfully, I’m even happier now that I’m baptized. I’ll lead a good life of faith in the future.”

A military church official said, “Mr. Lee attends services regularly, and he’s also setting a good example in military life and military training.”

source: kmib via naver
English translation:

Airens, please do not spread these photos in public. Antis, I’ll be generous; instead of a four-letter word, I’ll leave you with a five-letter word, KARMA.

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28 Responses to Baptism in Military on the Rise Again… Lee Seung Gi Becomes “Church Oppa”

  1. Jasmel says:

    What is wrong with the photos or the article? because it’s saying SeungGi changed his religion?

  2. HopesDD says:

    Antis can say whatever they want, in the end, the only thing they can do is making a ruckus and show how ill-mannered, stupid and hateful they can be. Seung Gi won’t care about their stupid statement. Just take it as the chicken accident in 1N2D, there was a huge fuss over it, 6 years later, Seung Gi said “I wanted to make chicken, what’s the deal over it?”
    Being a celebrity is hard, but loving a celebrity is even harder. I know Airens care about Seung Gi, I do a lot. But by being aggressive toward those air-heads will only make them feel satisfied. At the end of the day, Seung Gi was never popular for his look, but by being good at singer then acting and his lovable humble personnality paved more paths for him. For us he’s the most handsome man in this world. What others think, we don’t give a f. about it.
    I’m happy Seung Gi found a source of strenght, whatever he believes in, it’s his privacy. And it’s no surprise he’s setting a good exemple.

    • KalAi28 says:

      Very well said and I couldn’t agree more… “Being a celebrity is hard but loving a celebrity is even harder.” That feels! 💔
      People are attacking him for very shallow reason they just prove how perfect our Seunggi is. They are trying really hard to put him down that all they can do is comment about his hair. 😄
      Still so so proud of our Seunggi and will always be.

    • Anonymous says:

      Totally agree..!!!
      I myself don’t care much abt that topic, since i luv SG mainly for his brain, talents, well mannered and witty personality.. not merely for his face,, or hair.. 😀

      But to be honest, i think sometimes SG overthink stuff.. Like when he’s doing NOF.. and i just don’t want him to feeling down bcoz antis start badmouthing his appearance in a very rude way..
      So let’s not forget to cheer him up in our letter.. Let’s write the nicest line possible to boost up his confidence.. Just to make sure he’ll feeling loved just for the way he is.. 😊😊

    • Anonymous says:

      Totally agree..!!!
      I myself don’t care much abt that topic, since i luv SG mainly for his brain, talents, well mannered and witty personality.. not merely for his face,, or hair.. 😀

      But to be honest, i think sometimes SG overthink stuff.. Like when he’s doing NOF.. and i just don’t want him to feeling down bcoz antis start badmouthing his appearance in a very rude way..
      So let’s not forget to cheer him up in our letter.. Let’s write the nicest line possible to boost up his confidence.. Just to make sure he’ll feeling loved just for the way he is.. 😊😊

  3. dilanlsg says:

    It’s his choice.. Do we love and support him because of his religion until today? Who cares? I’m muslim, I don’t care his religion and I’ll always love and support him.. Fighting Seung Gi 💪👊

    • Mary Grace Dumalo Yumang says:

      agree…it is SeungGi who made us, Airen, become one, not his religion. it is by Seunggi that we learned the word respect.

  4. AnnieP says:

    I’m just thankful he has shared his wonderful talents, voice (ahh..the voice, love it) acting, and kind personality, with everyone. I don’t see why the public has any right to judge on what religion anyone chooses. We would be very offended if the tables were turned, and it would be us that was criticized for such things. It’s crazy. SeungGi is clearly a good person with a good soul and we love him no matter what . That’s not going to change at least, not for me.

  5. Lydia Vanessa Serrano says:

    I think that anyone who wants to be critical about this is not only inmature but doesn’t have a clue about how the army works. Soldiers have to had short hair, this is so dumb and superficial. I like Him, like how He look, dang I would even like Him bald, I don’t care. I love that Man for his heart, his mind, his face, his body, his soul,his blood, muscles tissues and bones. I love Him all. He is just manly, not just a flower boy who can be mistaken for my sister. I would lo e to have a man like Him, and He is handsome, ALWAYS BE. Also have a brain, a heart that many should be envious of. Upon all that, this cutie have a delicious sense of humor. Who would not love him? Only stupid people. The Religious thing, I agree with Tryp, is a personal thing. I am happy He choose something that would confort him in times of need. I am Catholic, and I have Friends from many diferent religions, even some who are atheist. I think that is a matter of respect, if we respect others, there should be no issues. Our Seung Gi is happy, He looked so cute in that photo. I don’t know you, but I would love to touch his hair with my hand, so cute and his cheeks, can He be more sweet? After His Army release, the hair would grow back, but please, Seung Gi is not only hair. He is the cutest man and we Airens love him, so much! I am so happy to see another photo, a recent one of him, and to see him happy, made me emotional. Ahhhh Sweetie, we surely are waiting for you, always faithful. And Airens, don’t worry about Antis, We are more than them, just don’t mind them, we need to be united and use our energy to plan stuff for our loved Seung Gi. Keep the loving and the good energy for our Sweetie, fighting!

    • HopesDD says:

      Dang girl ” not just a flower boy who can be mistaken for my sister.” I heart you 😆
      I agree with you. I’m glad to see that we’re a strong fandom now, what some parasites say won’t ever get to us. Stay strong Airens.

      How I wish I can meet all of you *_* I hope I will, in a LSG’s Hope concert after his discharge ❤

      • Thanks Girl! I also hope to travel and see Him in a concert someday and also to meet some of the Airens that write here, and some from the LSGKWA who are always helping us to get close to Him (God bless them all!). Maybe we will meet some day, who knows! In Seung Gi we definitely Love!

  6. geese says:

    Yay…this makes me happy… great futures and more blessings…..don’t get me wrong guys…just my beliefs….the best….YASSSS…religion will never define’s your beliefs and principles that makes you stand out regardless of who you are…

  7. anon says:

    Glad he is happy there. thats all we should care about. he is not a celeb in the military that he has to look a certain way.

  8. Lsg apprentice says:

    Lol we all know that Seung gi hyung has a big forehead.. That’s why seung gi hyung hates the short hair..
    Airens should just ignore them hahahah.. They can only use that hair issue against him because they cant find anything negative to Seung gi hyung… If they get to know seung gi hyung, they will realize that he is really a great persoN compared to those idols.. XD

  9. SayangSeunggi says:

    Well said well said airens!! proud of you all airens..he’s always our charming,cute,sweet and even handsome star no matter what..i dont care what antis said,mybe they dont know seunggi’s beautiful personality..have great personality,smart , humble,have good manner is more important than look..god bless you always Lee Seunggi!!fighting!!

  10. Assura Binny says:

    i`m Muslim , but i`m so happy that you finally find your own direction to GOD way ❤ now i`m sure that you`ll find Happiness with GOD … i wish GOD accept you as a believer and i`m sure he`ll … Seung-gi Oppa , let`s meet in Haven ❤ … and Haters gonna hate anyway 😛 just don`t listen to them

    • elvigallano says:

      truly, i am happy for our dear LSG that he found his way towards our Creator, from Desiderata-And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

  11. rosariogloria42 says:

    I just love Seung GI for who and what he is. Irregardless of whatever religion he may follow. He is the epitome of a real gentleman and a respectful person. So for our Seung Gi…. Live well while on military enlistment. You are loved by your sirens.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your translation. Honestly those fans who are criticizing you for this post are just having a narrow-mind indeed.
    Seung Gi himself smiles brightly at the ceremony, and if we notice enough we can see all the officials on the background look so happy too. Even the Pastor touches his hand so warmly in the photo. There’re some behind the scene account said that the Pastor feel so happy during that day as well. Seung Gi’s a very smart guy and well-educated, just he takes the baptism at the ceremony with all his pure heart, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t have any awareness abt what call other bad people would use his name to promote the religion in some bad ways. He’s not a fool! But at the end, he still openly does it with all his sincere. It shows he’s always the person as he is.
    And regarding the hair issue, Seung Gi shows some shy before just because he still feels not familiar with it, it never means he’s ashamed because of it, neither the baptism.
    Then why we fans have to act as if it’s something worst in this world deserve to hide forever just because of some antis’s immature or someone’s misunderstood comments?

  13. Lucy says:

    Seunggi oppa, please ignore all the negative comments 🙂 At the end of the day, no matter how good a person you are, there will always be haters just as there is darkness to light and as the quote goes “Try not to take things personally; what people say about you is a reflection of them, not you.” 😊

    We will always be here to support you, you are a person of substance, radiating with sincerity and kindness wherver you go and that’s what matters the most. And that’s what made me adore you for a long time now:) Your talents and looks only came secondary– the cherry on top.

    Continue the excellent job you are doing in the military, we will wait for your safe return. 😊 Until then, let’s continue supporting his single and upcoming movie.

  14. impreza says:

    It’s unfortunate how some random photos made him the target of all those lowlife all of a sudden. The second pic is of bad quality and the way the light comes on him makes a wrong impression. Seunggi has always had a big forehead and I remember that he has been having a complex about it for a long time. However he is absolutely not balding as those people are viciously saying. He has thick and healthy hair that will grow back as glorious as they were before.
    Although I know it is difficult, please try not to read the garbage that they are puking on those filthy forums and blogs. It’s neither useful nor healthy.
    I don’t understand why some of you fans here say that they don’t like him for his looks nor talent but just for his personality or brains… Honestly, if I want to admire someone’s brain I will rather admire a scientist or a literary person than a singer / actor. I mean, Seunggi IS smart and clever and we can admire him for that but why suddenly minimize his attractive looks? I personally fell head over heels for his looks first, which brought me to appreciate more in-depth his fascinating talents and personality. His face is beautiful and his body is gorgeous, it has not changed since two days ago. I have the feeling that by saying ‘oh but his looks is not important’ or whatever, you acknowledge those nobodies in a way, even if I know you don’t mean to do this.
    Anyway, when you know that some celebs in the military are caught going to the prostitutes or taking advantage of their position to go on permission every other week, you think of the poor cute Seunggi bashed for, well… nothing, and you definitely want to give him a big big hug.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Omg….Seung GI is looking handsome….Waiting for the movie Marital harmony…. It must be a blockbuster hit….please somebody can mention the releasing date…

  16. Anonymous says:

    It’s sad how some ignorant ppl focus on his appearance instead of baptism. He looks handsome to me, I felt angry how they mocking at him. I wonder how these ppl looks when they shave their hair. Anyway, I’m happy that seung gi is enjoying his army life.

  17. Jean Anyaeche says:

    I love seungi gi with or without his hair…everything about him is awesome

  18. Mery Chen says:

    No matter what, I just love him to the moon and back.. He is the cutest man, kind hearted, handsome, well-mannered, humble.. thanks for keep sharing with us, Tryp.. Actually, I visited this blog everyday 🙂

  19. D Lee says:

    I just came across this article and Seung Gi’s pictures taken during his Baptism. Lee Seung Gi is a good-looking guy with an adorable smile that melts your heart. With his pleasant disposition, warmth, charisma and excellent singing, acting, hosting and emceeing abilities, he is indeed second to none. I like him for who he is and what he stands for. As for his newly-acquired religion, he is entitled to follow the faith he believes in. I do not think it is right for anyone to pass judgement on Seung Gi nor is it right for anyone to mock his appearance. He is in the military and that’s the crew cut style all military personnel sport. I don’t see anything wrong with it. As for his receding hairline, it’s fine by me. All of us at one time or another will encounter this receding hairline problem. So, what’s the big fuss?
    Lee Seung Gi is serving his country now and he is having a great time in the military. As fans, all of us can only wish him all the best and pray for his safety and hope that he will soon be back doing what he does best – singing, hosting, emceeing and acting.
    It is no doubt that we are all entitled to our opinions but it doesn’t mean that it is right for anyone to pass uncalled for remarks or mock Lee Seung Gi for his appearance. ‘Let us treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated.’

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