“Are you ready for His return?” 

Reverend Bartholomew Orr posed the crucial question while hovering over his congregation on Sunday. 

If you’ve been to a Black church, you know to always expect the utmost, but no one was expecting an actual imitation of the return of Jesus Christ. But that's exactly what Rev. Orr delivered. 

Video of “The Flying Pastor” instantly went viral, with many people harshly critiquing the use of money at the Brown Missionary Baptist Church, a historically Black Protestant church in Mississippi founded in the 19th century. Others, however, found the video, while a bit unorthodox, incredibly charming.   

Despite critique, the reverend, who has been pastor of the church since 1989, stated the lift was installed for Christmas productions and was donated by sponsors—the church has two campuses and over 10,000 followers.  He also said he’s happy the word is getting out, regardless of the harsh criticism.

“Just as Christ’s return is going to be unexpected, my flying in this morning was unexpected. But we must be ready,” Orr said of his Sunday morning flight. In other words, stay ready, so you never have to get ready.

Although some on social media may have been harsh in their criticism, Orr’s congregation was amused, as laughter erupted while he floated to the stage and waited for his crew to unlatch him.

We all have seen some wild things during Sunday service, but this one takes the cake.  

If you liked this article, check out this content:

Virginia Pastor And Wife Guilty of Defrauding Church Members and Friends Out of Millions

11 Black People Who Are Regulars At Church

Pastor of Black Church Targeted By Kroger Shooter Wants Worshipers To Bring Firearms To Service