How Steve Harvey-Look-Alike Pastor Wowed 'Family Feud' Producers

Steve Harvey meets his match.
Steve Harvey meets his match. (CBN News)

The Steve Harvey look-alike and Raleigh pastor whose appearance went viral on the internet says the family's crazy submission video opened the door for all that followed.

Pastor Olden Thornton thought it would be fun to pretend to be Steve Harvey in the video. Little did he know that it was his performance that caused producers to bring them on the show and move them to the front of the line.

Thornton is pastor of Raleigh International Church and a dead-ringer for the comedian and game-show host. He says not a day goes by that someone doesn't call him "Steve Harvey."

"Every single day of my life people come up to me and call me Steve Harvey," he told Harvey on the show. "And I don't even have your money!"

"I think I should get compensated or something," Thornton kidded.

He did make the most of the resemblance by submitting the video in which he acted the role of Steve Harvey and proclaimed he should be the real host of "Family Feud."

The video opened the door to his family's appearance and landed them in the front of the line, Thornton told CBN News.

He also spoke about Harvey's inspirational talks and generosity to the audience, as well as having to dodge some not-so-easy questions for a pastor.

Ever the preacher, Thornton brought it home by telling CBN News that America is in time of decision.

"Either you will be on the Lord's side" or not, he said.

Reprinted with permission from CBN.com. Copyright The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., All rights reserved.


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