A New Jersey Baptist pastor is in a bit of hot water after a video emerged of him saying that he converted a “smart aleck” kid by “punching him in the chest as hard as I could.”
In the video posted online by his church, pastor Eric Dammann tells a story about how he met a kid named “Ben” in Calgary who was “a nice kid, but one of those — he was a real smart aleck. He was a bright kid, which didn’t help things — made him more dangerous.”
“We were outside one day at youth group and he was just trying to push my buttons. He was just kind of not taking the Lord serious,” he continued.
“So I walked over to him and went BAM! Punched him in the chest as hard as I could. I crumpled the kid. I just crumpled him.”
“Then I leaned over and said, ‘Ben, when are you going to stop playing games with God?’ I led that man to the Lord right there,” he proclaimed.
Watch the video below: