The Precocious Preaching of Samuel Green

 Eight-year-old Samuel Green, who has preached at over 50 churches and hosts his own public access television show, "Samuel M. Green presents The Simple Truth," appeared on NBC's "Today" show yesterday with his mother and mentor to discuss being a child preacher and his future goals of helping children in need.

Green, who is from Jackson, Miss., began preaching at 5 years old after memorizing written sermons after school and delivering them in 15 minutes. His mother, Joann Green, said she realized he had a gift to preach after he was invited to speak at a church in Birmingham, Ala.