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Kanon Tipton, 4-Year-Old Preacher, Gains YouTube Fame (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/16/11 12:56 PM ET Updated: 10/16/11 06:12 AM ET

Kanon Tipton, 4, first took the microphone at his family's church when he was just 21 months old. Two years and a few million YouTube hits later, the young preacher has developed quite a reputation. His emotional delivery, dramatic cadence and back-and-forth pacing behind the pulpit are faithful replications of the mannerisms he's seen demonstrated by other preachers.

On Tuesday, Kanon and his parents appeared on NBC's The Today Show to talk about the young preacher's amazing talent. Asked whether he thought Kanon has a true calling for ministry or if he was merely mimicking what he had seen from others, Kanon's father, Pastor Damon Tipton, said, "I think it's a little of both ... I do feel like the hand of God is on him in a special way." Kanon is the third generation of preachers in his family, following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather.

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