Florida Pastor Breaks World Record for Longest Sermon at 53 Hours, 18 Minutes

by Amanda Casanova  |  published on November 13, 2014

A Florida pastor has broken the Guinness world record for the Longest Speech Marathon with a sermon that clocked in at 53 hours and 18 minutes.

Zach Zehnder, 31, is pastor of the Cross Mount Dora in Florida. The previous record was 48 hours and 31 minutes.

“The idea was to break the Guinness world record for the longest speech ever and I’m a pastor obviously, and so I chose to speak on the Bible and kind of cover the entirety of the story from Genesis to Revelation,” said Zehnder to The Christian Post.

Zehnder said he combined about 45 sermons and preached through them all.

“My goal of the whole sermon was to talk about God’s ridiculous commitment to his people, even though we give up on him that he never gave up on us and kind of trace that theme throughout,” he said. “I tried to keep that theme throughout the 50 sermons.”