Ezekiel also feels moved to minister on his own. On a recent day, he spotted a homeless woman and prayed with her and used his lunch money to buy her a meal from Popeye's.
"I was just wondering why she was sitting there," he said. "My heart began to pour into her. . . . I wanted to let her know that God will make a way for her."
The Rev. George Gilbert Jr., assistant pastor at Holy Trinity United Baptist Church in Washington, is not among those who doubt Ezekiel's calling. But after listening to the boy preach about fear at the youth revival, he cautioned Ezekiel not to abandon his childhood.
"God has time for us to be children, and he has time for us to be adults," Gilbert told him. "Keep doing what you are doing, but don't stop being a child. Playing in the dirt, playing with videos, it will benefit."
That doesn't seem to be a problem for Ezekiel, though he already knows what he wants to be when he grows up.
"I will be a minister, evangelist," he said. "I'll be going about churches and preaching. . . . But I'm also going to have my construction job as well."