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Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell explains why he became a youth pastor: ‘I’ve always known God’

Kel Mitchell rose to fame as a teen star, but she’s had a very different calling lately.

The actor, who was a staple on Nickelodeon during the ’90s thanks to shows like “All That” and “Canon & Kel.” Became a licensed pastor in 2019, The 44-year-old is associated with the Spirit Food Christian Center in Winnetka, California, where he speaks to youth about the importance of relying on faith during difficult times. He was previously associated with the Ministry of Relief for more than 10 years. According to the Spirit Food Christian Center, the Emmy-nominated star shares her teachings each week across the country.

“I’ve always known God,” Mitchell explained to Fox News Digital. “I grew up in a church, but there’s a difference between knowing God and having a relationship with God. And I just came to a point in my life where I wanted to make sure that everything I do. Because When I was trying to figure everything out on my own, I got very frustrated and caught up in situations. And the thing about it is that a lot of depression comes from internalizing frustration, and you need to let it out. And you need to know that you are ‘I love God and you were born for a purpose. When I came to know this, I wanted others to know that too because he has always been a part of my life. -Were for me in the lows.’

After rising to fame, Kel Mitchell became a licensed youth pastor in 2019.

After rising to fame, Kel Mitchell became a licensed youth pastor in 2019.
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The Chicago Native Got His Lucky Break in Hollywood With “All That” Nickelodeon’s longest-running live-action series, It aired 171 episodes from 1994 to 2005. The franchise launched several successful spin-offs, including “Cannon & Kel,” “The Amanda Show” and “The Nick Cannon Show,” as well as the movie “Good Burger.” Michelle acted.

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But while Mitchell was making audiences across the country laugh, he was also facing personal struggles in private. Mitchell previously described how he suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts. He credited his devotion to God for giving him hope when he felt hopeless.

Michelle said, “He gives me the joy that I have every morning when I spend time with him.” “When I was called to be a youth pastor, God spoke to me very clearly in prayer. And I said, ‘Yo, I’m going to do it. I’m going to do it.’ He’s been there for me. And I want other people to feel this happiness and feel this peace. We want people to live. We want people to enjoy life. And I’m about “

From left, Wisdom Mitchell, Kel Mitchell, Asia Lee and Lyric Mitchell attend Gabi's Dollhouse Cat-Mass Spectacular at Second Home Hollywood on November 13, 2022 in Los Angeles.  Mitchell said he is a proud family man.

From left, Wisdom Mitchell, Kel Mitchell, Asia Lee and Lyric Mitchell attend Gabi’s Dollhouse Cat-Mass Spectacular at Second Home Hollywood on November 13, 2022 in Los Angeles. Mitchell said he is a proud family man.
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Today, Mitchell said he has found peace. He has two children with his wife, rapper Asia Lee. Mitchell has two other children from a previous marriage to actress Tysha Hampton. That association lasted from 1999 to 2005.

In 2021, Mitchell wrote a book of daily devotions titled, “Blessed Mode: 90 Days to Level Up Your Faith.” It has been described as a “90-day challenge to receive God’s blessings and be a blessing to others”.

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He’s hoping that his words of advice will bring comfort to those who are feeling down during the holidays.

“Your words have power,” he explained. “So, really speak the things you want to see, the things you want to manifest, the things that God is giving you in your heart. Don’t talk negatively about yourself. There’s a lot of negative self- There are things. There’s a lot of negative stuff out there on social media. You have to wake up in the morning and get into a mode… you have to prepare for your day.”

Kel Mitchell recently wrote a book of daily devotionals titled, "Happy Mode."

Kel Mitchell recently wrote a book of daily devotions titled “Blessed Mode”.
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He said, “I get up very early, spend some time with God and give him the anxiety that stress gives.” “Then that way, I can prepare for my day because He knows what’s coming next. He only wants the best for us and wants us to be happy. And I want everyone to know that.” They are beautifully and wonderfully made. You must say, ‘Today is the day that Jehovah has made, and I will keep my joy. I will keep my peace no matter what.’ Prepare for your day.”

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Mitchell is starring in a new VH1 holiday movie titled, “All I Didn’t Want for Christmas,” airing Wednesday. comedy center centers around Emily Harris (Gabouri Sidibe) who writes a letter to Santa in hopes of lifting her spirits. But fortunately and unfortunately, his alcohol-soaked wishes begin to come true. Harris, who doesn’t remember much of what was written in that letter, is now facing the consequences.

Mitchell said that when he learned that he would be playing the role of a mischievous elf, he immediately said yes to the film.

From left: Kenan Thompson, Mickey Dee, hosts Keke Palmer and Kel Mitchell during a Nickelodeon reboot sketch "saturday night live" On December 3, 2022.

From left: Kenan Thompson, Mickey Day, hosts Keke Palmer and Kel Mitchell during a Nickelodeon reboot sketch for “Saturday Night Live” on December 3, 2022.
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“It’s great for me to be in one christmas movie,” he said. “I love holiday movies. …and it was a lot of fun. I got to wear candy cane socks and all this stuff. It’s a fun ride, a feel-good film. But this isn’t your average Christmas movie. And that’s what’s great about it.”

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Recently, reunited with Michelle Kenan Thompson for “Saturday Night Live” in a sketch that featured Keke Palmer. This raised hopes among “Kenan & Kel” fans that the sitcom would get the reboot treatment. Mitchell was concerned about the subject.

“You know what? Look, now we’ve started something,” he said. “That’s what everybody’s doing. They want a ‘Kenan & Kel’ reboot. Keenan and I love our fans. We were just talking about it. So, you never know.”

Mitchell said he knows that many former child stars don’t always have the best results. He hopes his journey will inspire others to change their lives.

Kel Mitchell, left, was shy when asked about the potential "Kenan &  Kale" reboot after it appears "Saturday Night Live."

Kel Mitchell, left, was coy when asked about a possible “Kenan & Kel” reboot after his appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”
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“The thing is, having a good sense of self takes time,” he explained. “It took me time to figure that out too. It’s a lot coming at you at a very young age. You’re in this world where you’re playing all these different characters, and you have to navigate what people Likes you because of that character or who you are. And you are also being an adult in front of the screen. You are subject to public opinion.

“When we brought ‘All That’ back in 2019, I told the kids when I first met the cast, ‘You were all made beautiful. That’s not what made you beautiful or successful. You You were created beautiful when you were in the womb. It is just a part of your journey. It is a task, not your life. You are not your character.’ And I think that’s very important. … It’s something I wish I’d been told at the time. … I even sent my parents over to talk to my parents because I thought it was also very important. The whole family should be involved in this journey together.”

“All I Didn’t Want for Christmas” premieres December 7 at 8PM on VH1.