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Video: 4-Year-Old Mississippi Preacher Kanon Tipton

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

It is not unusual for a preacher to fire-up a crowd of worshippers, but it is highly unusual in the case of Kanon Tipton. You see, he is only four years old.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, little Kanon first took to the pulpit in Mississippi when he was less than two years old, muttering nonsense but imitating the mannerisms of a fiery preacher. His family put the video on YouTube and he was an instant sensation.

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Fast forward two years and now Tipton is a full-fledged boy of God, telling his crowd, "The Lord is here tonight -- and his name is Jesus!’’ and "There’s only one God."

"It really captures the audience -- the fact that a little child like this can be saying some things like that," his father Damon told the "Today Show."

Damon is also a Pentecostal preacher, as was his father, so Kanon apparently has entered the family business.

"I like to stand up there," Kanon said. "Because I just see my daddy preach all the time."

Which raises the question -- is Kanon just imitating his dad, or does he truly believe what he is saying?

"I think it’s a little of both. Yes, children absorb whatever you put in front of them [and] all of his life thus far, he’s been around the ministry. Of course he is mimicking, but I do feel like the hand of God is on him in a special way."

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