A 5-year-old boy has gone viral with millions of views online and on television for his budding career as a preacher.
Luke Tillman is a 5-year-old boy from Flint, Michigan. Young Luke wants to be just like his father – Ezra Tillman Jr. – a pastor at the First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan.
Since the age of three, Luke began to preach to his congregation – his toys in the living room of his home.
In late December, Tillman became an internet star when one of his Instagram videos went viral. Luke notched more than 6 million views for a video of his baptizing one of his "Paw Patrol" toys named "Chase."
The video was captioned: "I shocked my mom today. I told her all my toys have to be baptized… today was Chase day. Say amen church."
Tillman's mother asked Luke, "Are you sure Chase wants to get baptized?”
Luke quickly replied, "Yeah! He needs the Holy Ghost."
Luke brought Chase to the bathroom to baptize him in the bathtub. Luke began to sing the Nina Simone song "Take Me to the Water."
The 5-year-old boy raised his hand and said, "Obedience to the command, I baptize you in the name of the Father, the name of the Son, and the name of the Holy Ghost."
Luke then dunked Chase in the water.
Luke now has more than 105,000 followers on his Instagram account.
After the video went viral, Luke was invited to appear on "The Jennifer Hudson Show."
On the daytime talk show, Luke talked about becoming a preacher, recited his favorite scripture passage John 3:16, and sang "Take Me to the Water" with the Grammy Award-winning singer.
Luke exclaimed, "When I grow up, I'm gonna be a pastor and a Christian."
When asked about his son following in his pastor footprints, Ezra Tillman explained, "It's a blessing. You know the pressure is always on PK's (pastor's kids) and that whole development. For him to decide to want to do it, and authentically want to do it, it's a blessing."
Luke's proud papa said of his son, "He preached to 20 million people in one week – I haven't reached that in 20 years – and I am very happy about that."
Hudson advised the boy, "You have lifted us all up. You have an amazing calling in your life, so you keep doing what you're doing, OK? And walking to God's will. You gonna do that?"
Luke replied, "I'm never forget about God. Amen."
Next month, Luke is launching his own children’s coloring book titled “Bible Adventures with Luke”.
The video of Luke Tillman on "The Jennifer Hudson Show" has been viewed more than a half of a million times on YouTube alone. Watch the full segment below.
JHud Sings with Kid Preacher Who Went Viral for Baptizing Toyswww.youtube.com
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