Elevation Church Staff Do Rap-and-Dance Music Tribute to Pastor Steven Furtick for Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Steven Furtick (PHOTO: ELEVATION CHURCH VIDEO SCREEN GRAB)
Pastor Steven Furtick
(PHOTO: ELEVATION CHURCH VIDEO SCREEN GRAB)

October is Pastor Appreciation Month and most churches mark it by honoring their spiritual leader with, say, a dinner or maybe a gift.

At Charlotte’s Elevation Church, they did a rap video.

Clocking in at nearly three minutes, the rap-and-dance music tribute to Pastor Steven Furtick has a cast of maybe 100, including recognizable church staffers such as Chunks Corbett, Elevation’s chief financial officer. His unsmiling face is the video’s first image.

“Pastor Appreciation 2015,” which is taking off on Twitter, is modeled after “Downtown,” a rap video from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. In that video, the rapper is looking for a moped; in Elevation’s version, the search is for a church.

The refrain, sung by the cast, goes like this: “Pastor/He has big arms/And has big faith/No word he says will go to waste/For well over 3,000 days/He always preaches down the place.”

 

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SOURCE: The Charlotte Observer
Tim Funk