Youth Pastor Voice meme example with a stereotypical Christian youth pastor and a caption from tumblr.

Youth Pastor Voice

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Youth Pastor Voice refers to a series of jokes that mimic a youth-oriented Christian spiritual leader trying to shoehorn in lessons about Jesus or God with contrived references to pop culture or cringeworthy uses of slang. Typically such memes or jokes will use the setup *youth pastor voice* to denote the following text is said from the stereotypical perspective of a youth pastor.

Origin

In some Christian communities, churches will organize a youth-focused program that sees teenagers convene, do Bible study, and participate in faith-based activities, such as forming a "worship" rock band that plays during church services. Oftentimes, these programs will be run by a "youth pastor," who is typically a younger person that attempts to relate to their teen congregation.

On August 25th, 2015, Tumblr user Bidoof[1] (coincidentally the same user that inspired Bidoof's Law) posted, "(youth pastor voice): here’s something that’s “on fleek” lord," gaining over 256,000 notes in six years.


*youth pastor voice* here's something that's "on fleek"..the lord 258,642 notes

Spread

Over the following years, people regularly craft the joke to fit various pop culture trends or current events. For example, on December 14th, 2017, Twitter user @LeftAtLondon[2] posted a variation using the "Miss Keisha" Vine, gaining over 250 retweets and 1,200 likes (shown below, left). On July 22nd, 2020, user @Kristen_Arnett[3] posted a variation using a pun on Himbo, gaining over 380 retweets and 1,800 likes (shown below, right).


nat "cops break laws to terrorize/intimidate" puff ... @LeftAtLondon youth pastor voice: "'miss jesus? miss jesus? oh my god he f----- resurrected' haha now THAT's a vine! Speaking of vines, lets turn to John 15 to see what GOD says is the TRUE vine..." 3:27 AM · Dec 14, 2017 · Twitter Web Client Kristen Arnett ... @Kristen_Arnett [extremely youth pastor voice] more like hymnbo, am i right? lift your dumb and attractive voice in praise to our lord jesus christ 6:35 PM · Jun 22, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone

The "youth pastor" character has also inspired skits elsewhere online. On June 20th, 2019, YouTuber JohnBCrist posted a sketch imagining a youth pastor running a Bible study meeting with his phone screen-sharing his presentation, gaining over 1.7 million views (shown below, left). On August 21st, 2020, YouTuber Trey Kennedy posted a sketch imagining a youth pastor running a Zoom meeting, gaining over 391,000 views (shown below, right).



Various Examples


Robert Downen @RobDownenChron "You know who else briefly went offline?" -Youth pastor 20:11 · 04 Oct 21 - Twitter Web App 10.4K Retweets 485 Quote Tweets 87K Likes LD •.. @SatansJacuzzi [inclusive youth pastor voice:] cool, now that we know everyone's proNOUNS, let's get into some proVERBS. 7:18 AM · 6/9/21 · Twitter Web App 12.6K Retweets 478 Quote Tweets 146K Likes (youth pastor voice) Do you understand why we stan Jesus? Well, here's the tea... He went off on that cross so that your sins would be cancelled. Does that snatch your wig? equalistmako cool youth pastor voice: the only person who needs to be on ur follow forever is The Lord!! #john3:16 anentireuncookedmeatloaf i know someone who legitimately sells shirts that say "there's no high like the Most High! 1 Corinthians 4:20" equalistmako cool youth pastor wearing this shirt, cruising in on a skateboard: 420: Praise It!!! Source: equalistmako Cool Youth Pastor @Muddin4Jesus The only "p---" | watch is church, where J.C. finishes me off with His Love. 4/21/14, 8:11 PM EM3 * speed @wormsona [2019 youth pastor voice] well you know who else was "cancelled"? jesus christ. 3:59 PM · Sep 10, 2019 · Twitter for Android 799 Retweets 22 Quote Tweets 2,524 Likes Tweet your reply Reply EM3 » speed @wormsona · Sep 10, 2019 Replying to @wormsona and he was "cancelled" on the cross for our sins. how cool is that? wouldnt YOU want to be "mutuals"? 27 51 259

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External References

[1] Tumblr – bidoof

[2] Twitter – LeftAtLondon

[3] Twitter – @Kristen_Arnett

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