Who says kids can't preach or be in charge of church service? Age is no limit for this 3rd-grader in Jackson, Miss.
For the past two years, Samuel Green has preached his own memorized sermons at more than 50 churches and events —and he's only 7 years old!
USA Today featured the Seventh-day Adventist kid preacher in an article reprinted from a local newspaper.
Here's how he does it:
According to the article, Samuel decides what Bible story he wants to share. Then, his after-school teacher writes the sermon. Once the sermon is written, Samuel makes any changes he wants and then memorizes the 15-minute sermon.
The article says that Samuel and his teacher sometimes discuss what Samuel will say instead of writing it down. However, his teacher says she writes down all of his introductions to his sermons for him.
Samuel started preaching back in 2011, when he was only 5 years old. He says he wants to be a pediatrician when he grows up so that he can take care of other kids, reported the newspaper.
The 3rd-grader hosts his own Christian TV show, where he preaches and interviews people. The show, called "Samuel Green Presents the Truth" airs Sunday mornings on public access television in Jackson, Miss.
Samuel has also been taping six shows for 3ABN's "Tiny Tots for Jesus" TV show, according to the article. Samuel says he isn’t forced to preach. He said it’s a choice he made and it is something he wants to do.
The Clarion-Ledger newspaper in Jackson, Miss. asked Samuel for a sample sermon. Below is what happened next:
You can learn more about Samuel in the article on USA Today's website. It talks about how he got his first gig and why he even wants to preach in the first place. It's a fascinating read!
You can also watch Samuel's sermons on his brother's YouTube channel.
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