A pastor in Missouri’s online sermon has gone viral after it was delivered using a range of entertaining filters.
The Facebook Live video streamed March 27 at 11.27am shows Scott Mowery delivering a Daily Devotional on Timothy 2: 1-2 with funny guises including googly eyes, cat ears and wizard character.
But the senior pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Butler says he had no idea.
‘We had another church member saying, “This is some interesting attire,” and I’m like, “What? What’s going on? I can’t see anything”.’ He told FOX 4.
Scott Mowery at Immanuel Baptist Church in Butler, Missouri appeared under a range of filters including pace helmets, wizard hats and cats ears on March 27
The pastor spoke or nearly three minutes before realizing the mistake after his wife commented
The pastor spoke or nearly three minutes before realizing the mistake.
Mowery only knew what they were talking about when his spouse told him specifically what was happening via a message on the social media platform.
‘My wife’s comment pops up that says, “You’ve got filters going on,”‘ Mowery explained.
The video went viral with almost 8,000 views as of Thursday, much to Mowery’s surprise.
‘I’ve never had a video with even 1,000 views,’ Mowery said. ‘And I never thought this is what I’d be known for. You go to school for all those years, have all that experience and prepare yourself, week in and week out, and then your famous moment is a bunch of cartoon faces.’
Viewers commented that he had on some ‘interesting attire’ during the Facebook Live broadcast
Some viewers believe Mowery deliberately activated the rotation of space helmets and other filters.
He denies it but is glad he was able to lift people’s spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic which has closed churches around the country.
In Missouri there are over 5,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 166 deaths.
‘People were like, ‘He did that on purpose,’ he revealed. ‘And my mom, who was talking to me later says, ‘I know that face. you didn’t know that was happening.”
Mowery thinks the glitch may have come down to the way he placed his phone before going live.
‘I have a tripod that I put the iPhone in. I don’t know if when I was putting it in if I hit the filters. I’m really not sure to be honest with you,’ Mowery said.
The pastor claims he didn’t so it on purpose but was glad he could raise the spirits of people amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus has closed churches around the country, including Mowery’s Immanuel Baptist Church