Christian rock star Trey Pearson discussed his recent public coming out during an appearance Friday on ABC's The View.

On Tuesday, the 35-year-old lead singer of Everyday Sunday discussed his sexuality for the first time publicly in a letter first published by the Religious News Service.

Pearson was introduced on The View by Raven-Symone, who came out in 2013

(Related: Raven-Symone says she was pressured by Hollywood to remain closeted.)

Pearson told the show's co-hosts that he started coming out to friends and family six months ago.

“It was a very long, difficult journey to be able to get to that point, but I'm very thankful for being able to get there,” Pearson said.

“Why do you think it was hard for you?” Raven-Symone asked.

“So, I grew up in a Christian home and church where I was taught that God hated homosexuality. That I could choose to be straight. And I tried for a really long time. I don't think I was ever trying to lie to anyone. I think I was trying to convince myself that I could be something that I wasn't. And so I put all of my faith into that,” he answered.

Pearson said that his biggest supporters were his wife, with whom he has two children, and sister.

When asked how his family reacted, Pearson said that his father showed up at his house the day the story broke and hugged him for ten minutes and told him how much he loved him.

Pearson added that he still considers himself a Christian.