Pastor Mike Todd has apologized for a sermon where he spat into his hand and rubbed it over a man's face in church.
"We wanna help people," Todd said. "We want people to see Jesus. We want people to feel loved. We want people who are desperate to be able to find hope and I am passionate — so much so that I try to do extreme things to help people get it. And yesterday it crossed the line."
Todd called the video a "distraction" from the message. He also called it "disgusting." Todd said he had a "vision" from God that he might need to get "nasty."
PASTOR MIKE TODD'S DEMONSTRATION
"How you just reacted is how the people in your life will react when God is doing what it takes for the miracle," Todd told audience members after their reactions.
Todd has been co-pastor of Transformation Church with his wife, Natalie, since February 2015. His church has more than 5,000 churchgoers.