Former United Pursuit member-turned-worship pastor at Influence Church, Michael Ketterer gave “America’s Got Talent” one of their most emotional episodes of the season on Tuesday, which emotionally moved judge Simon Cowell.
Ketterer, a father of six, five of whom he adopted from foster care, brought Cowell to tears after his soulful rendition of James Bay’s “Us.” Cowell choked up when telling the singer how inspiring his life has been to every one on the show.
The judge called Ketterer an “amazing human being.”
“Michael, as a dad I can’t imagine what you’ve done. And the fact that you’re on this show and you really need this — I don’t know, you’re a really special guy. I don’t know, there’s something about you,” Cowell, a proud father to his 4-year-old son, Eric, said through tears on Tuesday’s episode.
The other judges echoed the sentiment.
On Wednesday, after his performance on the AGT quarterfinals, “I Am Second” released a powerful video sharing Ketterer’s full adoption story. In the White Chair Film production, the worship leader and his wife, Ivy, talked about the powerful experience they’ve had as parents who adopted their five sons through foster care.
In the video testimonial, he spoke of the role of “father,” which was something he was not used to, having grown up without a consistent fatherly presence in his life. Ketterer shared how his children have shown him the “transcendent, healing power of a father’s love.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law