McCain said his faith "is something between me and God."
GREER, South Carolina (CNN) - John McCain rarely speaks about his faith on the campaign trail.
So when an audience member here asked the Arizona senator on Saturday if he had "accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior," most of the voters gathered at Pete's Drive-In straightened up in their booths to pay attention.
"I am a man of faith," McCain quickly responded. "I have deep religious beliefs and values. I had experiences in my life where I had to rely on God not to get me through another day or another hour, but another minute."
McCain said he was proud to be "motivated by Judeo-Christian values" in his private and public life.
The same man asked McCain to clarify if that meant he had indeed welcomed Christ into his life.
"Sir, I attend North Phoenix Baptist Church which is my church of choice, and I also believe that talking too much about one's faith and religion in my view is something between me and God," said McCain, to audience applause.
- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby