When Jordan Rabon began preaching, at age 8, he had to stand on a wooden box at the pulpit.
Watching him, his mother, Marci, breathed a sigh of relief.
“Finally,” she recalls saying. “It is finally happening. Because we’ve had to hear it, we’ve had to endure it all this time. It really was a blessing.”
Rabon had been playing preacher with his friends for years, even baptizing them in the backyard wading pool, wearing his mother’s maternity blouse as a robe and Sesame Street boots as waders.
Now 26, Rabon is still preaching, at Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Only he doesn’t need a box to stand on. He’s 6 feet 5 inches tall.
“I’ve come a long way,” he said. “Up.”
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SOURCE: The Des Moines Register