A US Baptist preacher has shot to fame after a video of him insulting members of his congregation was posted online.
The footage shows Jim Standridge, from the Immanuel Baptist Church in Oklahoma, pouncing on someone in the church who had the misfortune to fall asleep during his sermon.
"Son, don't go to sleep while I'm talking," the 76-year-old pastor says.
"I'm important, I'm somebody," Pastor Standridge continues before striding down into the pews.
After giving the man a public dressing down, the riled-up preacher then turns on another member of his flock.
"Where have you been?" he asks congregant, noting that he is scheduled to marry him soon.
"What makes you think I'd marry you? You're one of the sorriest church members I have! You're not worth 15 cents," Pastor Standridge says.
The plucky preacher has refused to apologise for his outburst, telling the Huffington Post: "I'm a man of order, and we owe no one an answer for that."
"What concern is it of me what a carnal world thinks of this?"
Author: Emily O'Keefe, Approving editor: Nick Pearson.
Source: Huffington Post