Young "Pastor" Sermonizes About Studying At Home During A Pandemic
Can I get an Amen? Watch this entertaining video of a talented and funny young man put into words and music what we're all feeling right now.
I've taught Sunday church school for decades and always wondered: are my kids actually listening? Then they'll suddenly spout a Bible verse or story, or surprise me with a profound observation that lets me know they did learn something!
You'll have no doubt, after you watch this video, that young Ramon Reed was paying attention when he listened to the pastors in his life. Ramon was recently blowing off steam during home schooling lessons at his family's home in Charlotte, NC, when he decided to express his thoughts about the assignment in the "whoop" style of a call-and-response sermon -- and people are loving it:
Ramon's mom Rosalyn Pollard Hart was recording on her cellphone and posted the video on her Facebook page.
"My inner Reverend came out when school was testing me," Ramon wrote about his impromptu performance. BTW he's an insanely talented singer, actor and comedian who appeared on Broadway in The Lion King, in a Disney Channel show, and even has his own YouTube channel.
Ramon is a talented singer, actor -- and an amateur comedian with his own YouTube channel.YouTube
When Ramon's computer pauses to upload a new page he sings: "It's tellin' me 'Ramon take a re-est'." His mom, who appears to have little patience for kids using antics to avoid work, can be heard saying "So, what's God telling you? To do your work!?" Ramon responds in song "Nooo, he's still telling me to take a brr-eaaak."
Ramon's performance caught the attention of comedian Kevin Fredricks, who created his own version of the video where he serves as the "response" to Ramon's ministerial "call."
The folks at Everybody Deserves Music made yet another version of the video, adding organ riffs in the tradition of a black church service.
As of this writing Ramon's video had 189K likes and 295K shares on his mom's page, and hundreds of thousands more views on other Facebook pages and his YouTube channel. It definitely brought a smile to my face during a time when it seems like we're all chained to our desks and computers and looking for outlets to express that "trapped" feeling.
Ramon and little sister Skye appear to keep things lively in their household.Rosalyn Pollard Hart/Facebook
I'm willing to bet this isn't the last we've heard from Ramon Reed. Whether he pursues a career as a gospel singer, a minister, actor, comedian, or any creative pursuit he puts his mind to, I'm quite sure he'll be a success! In the meantime, thanks, Ramon, for giving a lot of people something to smile about!