KevOnStage chooses Pastor John Gray as subject in Pray It Forward challenge

Kevin Fredericks, otherwise known as KevOnStage on social media, has chosen Redemption Church's new pastor, John Gray, as his subject for the Pray It Forward challenge, saying the latter needs prayers in his new undertaking in the ministry.

(REUTERS / Marcus Yam / Pool)Local residents attend a community prayer service at the Haller Middle School in Arlington, Washington, April 4, 2014.

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Fredericks announced that he had decided to accept the Pray It Forward campaign launched by the Pray mobile app after he was nominated by former Life Church pastor Scott Williams. He said he wanted to pray for Pastor Gray and his family as they step into a new chapter with their ministry in South Carolina. He also nominated fellow comedian Anjelah Johnson and The Potter's House pastor Toure Roberts, The Christian Post detailed.

"There's somebody that I've been thinking about, so I'm praying for John Gray and his family as they move to Greenville, South Carolina, to begin their own ministry. I'm a big fan of John, everything he's done and who he is," said KevOnStage in his Instagram video. "I know it's a huge undertaking to be a pastor, the senior leader of any ministry from one member to 10,000. So John, I'm praying for you and your family."

Last month, Pastor Gray took to Instagram to announce that he would be leaving Lakewood Church in Texas and transferring to Greenville, South Carolina, to begin his new role as a senior pastor of Redemption Church. He continues to function as an associate pastor at the Texas megachurch Wednesday nights, but he will also begin working on his new responsibility, Chron reported.

Pastor Gray also thanked Joel and Victoria Osteen and his entire Lakewood Church family for the love they had shared in the last five years. He vowed to maintain his ties with the Texas megachurch and asked for prayers as his family embarked on their new journey.

Joel Osteen, on the other hand, only had good words for Gray and his leadership skills. He said Greenville "will never be the same" once Gray sets foot on it.