In a press conference late this evening, Ben Carson – 2016 Presidential candidate, and renowned brain surgeon – was named the new President of Children's Ministry Deals, the #2 Children's Ministry curriculum producer in the US.
Carson will take over as the new president effective immediately on April 1, 2016.
“I am honored to get to serve as the new President of CMD. We are looking forward to making new fun and exciting Children's Ministry curriculum that will help make Jesus famous to the next generation," Carson explained.
"I've always been impressed by this company's commitment to teach kids Biblical truths in a fun way. This will definitely be an exciting new journey for me to be a part of," Carson went on to explain.
Click here to see Dr. Carson's video explaining his vision for Children's Ministry Deals.
Carson's first initiative will be promoting the new Summer Games 3-Week Children's Ministry curriculum series' for Children's Pastors around the world to use during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Nevan Hooker, the founder of Children's Ministry Deals, and Dr. Carson will kick off a 14-city tour of churches across the United States, where they will help recruit Children's Ministry volunteers and Sunday School teachers.
"I really wish this story were true! Because I'm a big fan of Dr. Carson. I first read his book Gifted Hands when I was in 6th grade and it made a big impact on my life. Unfortunately, this is an April Fool's joke, but we're still crossing our fingers that Dr. Carson would be part of our team someday," Hooker explained.