San Fransico Giants pitcher Sam Coonrod created quite a stir in the baseball community after he didn’t kneel during the National Anthem for Black Lives Matter. Coonrod cited his strong Christian faith was the reason. “I meant no ill will by it,” he said. “I don’t think I’m better than anybody. I’m just a Christian. […]
The ‘90s Nickelodeon star recently announced that he has found a new calling in life and is thankful that God has led him to this place – ministry.
In a recent tweet, Mitchell shared that he is officially a licensed pastor.
“Blessed and thankful for my @spiritfood Food Family and thank you Pastor Zeigler for seeing the calling of God on my life and trusting me with your Youth Department @SoulfulSunday #AllGod,” his tweet said.
The ‘All That’ actor has been working with the church’s ministry for over eight years according to Spirit Food Christian Center’s website.
“When he is not acting, writing or directing, Mitchell speaks to youth across the country encouraging them to trust in the Lord and follow their dreams,” a statement on Spirit Food’s website reads. “Kel also has been faithfully involved in Helps Ministry for over eight years at his church, and most recently became the Youth Pastor of Spirit Food Christian Center after Pastor Zeigler saw God’s calling on his life to reach & teach the youth.”
Officially became a Licensed Pastor last weekend. Blessed and thankful for my @spiritfood Food Family and thank you Pastor Zeigler for seeing the calling of God on my life and trusting me with your Youth Department ?? #SoulfulSunday #AllGod pic.twitter.com/ERXUefiUsT
— Kel Mitchell (@Iamkelmitchell) December 8, 2019
Mitchell’s has come a long way in his faith journey.
Following his exit from Nickelodeon stardom and some career roadblocks, he struggled with depression, dealt with a tumultuous divorce and was even suicidal before eventually finding his way back to Christ and the Church.
“I was trying to figure it all out on my own. But what I needed to do was turn to Him,” the actor said. “Once I found that clarity with Christ, I knew everything would work out.”
“Let go of your past, be a new creature in Christ!” Mitchell shared in his testimony. “I did! I let him in and Life is GOOD now, my eyes have been opened. I have always known God but now I have a true understanding of who he is and why I am here, and why God has kept me safe, and sinful ways are no longer around me because I am surrounded with the love of Jesus, and I have allowed him to make the decisions in my life. I study the word, I worship his name with praying and song.”
To God be the glory!