Evangelical Christian pastor Andrew Brunson, who was just released from a Turkish prison and met with President Trump, spoke out on "Hannity" and "Fox & Friends."

The North Carolina native was released to house arrest after almost two years in jail. The pastor, who was accused of terror-related charges, was convicted Friday yet released from custody for time served.

Hannity asked Brunson about his detention, where he said he was "held in a cell designed for eight, and there were 21 people."

"It was a very difficult time. I was surprised because I had never considered prison as a possibility and the costs for that,” the pastor replied. "I was isolated by culture and by language but especially by religion. It was very difficult to be the only Christian among them."


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Speaking to Ainsley Earhardt Wednesday morning, Brunson and his wife, Norine, said the suffering of the past few years "was worth it" for their faith. 

"Is it worth the suffering we went through? Yes, it is," he said. 

Brunson thanked all the people who prayed for him during his ordeal and said that he plans to preach the word of God for the rest of his life. 

"I have been preaching Jesus Christ my adult life. I hope to do that until the day I die," he said. 

Watch the interviews above.


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