Kel Mitchell opens up about what caused his turn from actor to youth pastor, saying “God was with me” throughout his personal trials.
EurWeb reports that Mitchell, who became a youth pastor in 2019 and is currently promoting his new devotional book Blessed Mode, talked about his life experiences on TODAY‘s third hour. He told viewers that he dealt with mental health issues and various other personal issues. “It’s a lot of ups and downs in life and a lot of emotional walls that a lot of people need to break through,” he said.
“[T]hat’s what happened in my life. In those times, God was with me, and he was always there helping me get through,” he continued. “In my times of going through depression, suicidal thoughts, all these different things, and working on shows at the same time, God was there.”
Mitchell said that he was entertaining audiences while dealing with his personal issues, comparing himself to Robin Williams' struggles while being a world-class comedian.
“Similar to Robin Williams when he was doing characters and bringing happiness to us all…same way with the characters that I was doing,” he said. “I was bringing happiness within it but going through my own battles, you know? And it was really finding that joy despite the circumstances.”
“You know, we’ve been talking about it, Kenan and I. We’re all about it, but we’re letting them work out it out contractually and all that stuff like that,” he said. “But yeah, me and Kenan, we’re down.”
Thompson has also talked about revisiting the world of Good Burger, telling Andy Cohen in 2018 on Watch What Happens Live, “We’ve been talking about it for a long time. We’ve had meetings about it, so it’s in the higher powers’ hands ’cause we’ve both said that we’re down to do it.”
If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal ideation, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8225 or visit the lifeline’s website.