“People come to you, they ask you questions about why you should act
like a child and not a minister,” the young minister said. “I do things
like a child, but still I am a minister. I am an evangelical.”
His mother, Pastor Adrienne Smith, says her son preaches the 11 a.m.
service with the other preachers at the Fullness of Time Church, a small
but growing congregation in Capitol Heights, Md.
nicknamed “Zeek” by his family, said that he doesn’t feel like there
should be an age limit to how old a minister needs to be before becoming
“A lot of people think of me being a kid, that my parents are forcing me
to minister the gospel,” he said. “But the first time I did a sermon, I
was 7 or 8.”