Skiatook pastor, man 'not worth 15 cents' respond to viral YouTube video

By BILL SHERMAN & SALLY ASHER - Tulsa World Modified: July 4, 2013 at 11:12 am •  Published: July 4, 2013

A YouTube video of a Baptist preacher in Skiatook dressing down members of his congregation during a sermon has gone viral.

By Wednesday, more than a quarter-million people had watched the video, posted last week, which drew the attention of the Huffington Post and other national media outlets.

In it, the Rev. Jim Standridge of Immanuel Baptist Church called out one member of the congregation on May 19 for dozing off during the sermon and said of another: "You are one of the sorriest church members I have. You're not worth 15 cents." Then he hugged the man and told him he loved him.

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