BILLY Crawford has been baptized as a Christian.

The television host took to Instagram to share the happy news to his more than 1.7 million followers.

"This is the start of a new beginning! Glory be to God, thank You for this amazing journey. Thank you to my mentor, brother and friend @lamumar for guiding me through this," he wrote.

Crawford and fiancée Coleen Garcia are set to tie the knot in a Christian wedding ceremony but the couple has yet to reveal the date.

Meanwhile, the "It's Showtime" host also expressed his gratitude to the Almighty for having Garcia in his life.

"To my love, I wish you all the best and success with everything you're doing. Our God has started things with you that He will finish. It's time to rejoice and be thankful for you in all of our lives. Thank you for being in mine. Thank God he gave me a wonderful fiancé."

Garcia celebrated her 25th birthday last Sunday, September 24. (SunStar Philippines)