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what is the name of the church little richard is currently the pastor of that is in tennessee?

He had a song called "tuttie fruttie"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I do not believe little Richard is currently a pastor in a church in TN.

    I did find the following articles that may be of interest however:

    In the recent Adventist News Roundup, they featured a story by Black Voice News about a Little Richard concert in Southern California. The article called Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) "an ordained minister in the Seventh-day Adventist faith."

    That Little Richard, better known for his rock and roll tunes than for his Adventist beliefs, was an ordained Adventist minister was quickly called into question. Spectrum Magazine got to the bottom of things with a couple of queries to church officials. The following response comes from Gerry Chudleigh, communication director for the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

    "Bobby Mitchell, African-American Ministries director for the Pacific Union Conference, tells me (Gerry C.) that “Little Richard” Penniman was never ordained in the Pacific Union Conference, either as a Seventh-day Adventist minister or as an elder in a local Adventist church. But Mitchell says that doesn’t necessarily mean he has never been ordained to ministry. Though Penniman considers himself a committed and active Seventh-day Adventist today, in the years after he dropped out of Oakwood, he maintained relationships with several denominations and may have been ordained to the ministry in one or more of them".

    "Mitchell tells me (Gerry C.) that Penniman seems to attend a Seventh-day Adventist church most Sabbaths, either at the Breath of Life church in L.A., the University church in downtown L.A., or whatever Adventist church he is near when he is on the road".

    Source(s): 9 September 2009

    In addition I found this:

    In recent years, Reverend Richard Penniman's spiritual fervor and calling to the ministry have become more obvious, such as when he spoke at his old friend Wilson Pickett's January 2006 funeral, when he officiated at a wedding of twenty couples in December 2006, and when he spoke at Ike TurnerIke Turner's December 2007 funeral. He also allowed a DVD to be recorded of him preaching in the middle of his performance of "Precious Lord" at one of his bandmembers mother's funeral in June 2008.

    In November 22, 2008, Little Richard came to the Norman Seventh-day Adventist Church (Norman, OK) to sing praises. On May 30, 2009, Little Richard, following a performance named in honor of Fats Domino, led Domino and others present in prayer. On June 12, 2009, Little Richard, prior to performing for the grand finale of 29th annual Riverbend Music Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee said, "although I sing rock 'n' roll, God still loves me. I'm a rock 'n' roll singer, but I'm still a Christian.

    *In late November 2009, Penniman asked for fans to pray for his quick and full recovery from a recent surgery on a hip, which had been causing him pain for some time.

    **Recent News~Wednesday, 2 December 2009

    Singer Little Richard has said he will return to performing after successfully undergoing surgery on his hip. The 76-year-old star, recovering at his Nashville home after being discharged from hospital, said he planned to get back on the road "as soon as possible".


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  • 3 years ago

    Little Richard Minister

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  • 6 years ago

    He is not a ordained Minister or Elder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He may be of some other church but not SDA. I see him as a want to be preacher and someone who thinks he can live and do what he desires and still follow the Lord. The two don't mix.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Supposedly, he's Seventh-Day Adventist and attends a church in LA. While ordained as a minister in that church, I haven't seen anything that suggests he actually has a regular congregation of his own.

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  • Marta
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    For the best answers, search on this site

    Ha!! Typical, pastor scares young kid, only to grope him later. Good joke!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't know if any of this is true, but here you go:

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