In a new episode of the hit web series, PRODIGIES, one of America’s youngest ministers, Ezekiel Stoddard, preaches a fiery sermon at the Fullness of Time Church in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Ezekiel writes his own sermons, leads his family’s gospel group, and is an officially ordained minister — an honor many preachers have not yet received after serving for longer than Ezekiel has been alive.

“I’m a servant for God,” Ezekiel says, “When I was 7 years old, God spoke to me. … I want to be an evangelist — to travel all around the world.” His charisma is unparalleled and his faith is unshakeable.

Ezekiel’s story is one of faith and family triumphing over diversity.

Both of his parents are preachers and his brother sings with him in their church’s choir. “I did not want my children to hurt like I have hurt. I, as a young girl, had been raped and I’ve had my entire family turn their back on me at a very young age,” says Ezekiels mother, Pastor Adrienne Smith. “I found Jesus Christ, and I wanted my children to be saved.” Smith’s parenting has touched her children’s hearts. Ezekiel says in his interview, “I really love my mom. I would die for her.”


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2 thoughts on “11-Year-Old Ordained Minister Is America’s Next Superstar Evangelist

  1. Ezekiel really should enjoy his childhood. There is nothing wrong with having a deep sense of God at a young, but he is still a child. I was in church every Sunday and accepted Christ at the young age of 9, but I truly didn’t fully understand the magnitude of my decision until I was much older. Our life experiences are what makes the Bible real and not just words on a page to be recited. While I have a lot of respect for Ezekiel, I’m concerned that his decision may be based off his need to please his parents.

    My advice to Ezekiel is to enjoy his youth because time moves too fast not to enjoy that part of his life. He can love God and be a child all at the same time. We have all seen what happens when children try to grow up too fast.

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