The video was uploaded to YouTube on Feb. 5 by Brian Spinney, who claimed that he helped his pastor make it as a high school student. “Rappin’ for Jesus” began to get viral traffic Monday thanks to the Reddit community, whose members quickly determined that the music video was a well-crafted gag. Pastor Jim Colerick and his wife may be fictional characters, but they will still live forever in the annals of Christian rap history.
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