Who Sung About the Squirrel in the Church?
You’ve probably heard the story about the guy who sang about the squirrel in the church and the incident that caused it. You might wonder who was singing this song. It might be Ray Stevens or a parishioner who was moved by the Spirit. Here are some facts about the church, Ray, and the squirrel. You may be surprised to learn that this story actually has a spiritual dimension. I hope you enjoy the read!
Ray Stevens sings about a church squirrel that escapes from a trap and causes havoc. He tells the story while visiting his grandmother in Mississippi. He says that the squirrel had no idea he was breaking the rules and was able to sneak into the church while the pastor was distracted by his sermon. The squirrel was eventually caught and released, but not before the church was 18 minutes late. A video of this incident was released in 1984.
Eventually, the pastor was able to convince his congregation to help catch the squirrel, and the song went on to become a hit. The congregation went crazy, and the video was posted to social media. The squirrel’s story was an inspiration for others. Stevens is an obnoxious practical joker, but he’s still a devout Christian. His humorous voice is one of the best things about his songs, and his Tarzan yell is perhaps his most famous impersonation.
The Great Squirrel Incident
Last Sunday, an Alabama church was interrupted by a squirrel. The squirrel entered the church through a stained glass window. While the congregation was stunned and in disbelief, senior pastor Bill Brunson kept the congregation calm and joked that the squirrel was encouraging the congregation to become spirited. He invited church members with squirrel-catching skills to help catch the critter and remove it safely from the church.
The incident is a classic example of a squirrel causing a ruckus in a church. In one church, the Presbyterian pastor said, “The squirrels were predestined to be here. “Squirrels were always going to be there.” Another church had a similar situation and decided to put a water slide in their baptistry. The deacons then let the squirrels drown in the pool, where they promptly became stone dead.
The First Squirrel Incident in a Church
The move of the Spirit in parishioners
The move of the Spirit in parishioner’s who sang about the squirrel in the church came about because the pastor, David Peterson, decided to dedicate his life to Jesus Christ and serve His missionary work in central Africa. Several members of the congregation felt compelled to volunteer in the mission field. One of these members, Bertha Scott, jumped out of her pew and began confessing horrible sins to the congregation. The congregation was shocked, and some even confessed names of church members.
The incident is one of many examples of how God can use ordinary things to transform lives. In an effort to spread the gospel, Stevens wrote “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.” The story is based on a real life story that happened 20 years ago in a small south Mississippi town. The town’s population is just 2,500, about ten times smaller than Pascagoula. Stevens’ account made him sound like a prophet.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.