Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson Reunite on SNL, Pray Backstage

Photo from Kel Mitchell’s Instagram

Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson Reunite on SNL, Pray Backstage

By Movieguide® Staff

KENAN AND KEL stars Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson reunited on NBC’s SNL.

However, Mitchell took the opportunity to quote scripture and pray with his former GOOD BURGER co-star.

“That was awesome! Such a fun blessed night!” Mitchell wrote on a recent instagram post. “Thank you @nbcsnl for letting me come rock with you all! Amazing cast and crew! Epic night with my bro @kenanthompson and Yo!! @keke you did such an amazing job as host!! You rock Sis!!! Super talented! Check out a few of these behind the scenes pics from set. God I’m so grateful! 🙏🏾💯 Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him],
And your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].”

In one of the pictures, Mitchell and Thompson have their heads bowed in prayer together.

Mitchell is open about his faith, which he encourages others to learn about too in his book, ‘Blessed Mode.’

Movieguide® previously reported:

Actor and comedian Kel Mitchell, best known for KENAN AND KEL, is accustomed to making audiences laugh.

However, the GOOD BURGER actor recently opened up about his battle with depression and suicidal thoughts that plagued Mitchell behind the scenes.

Mitchell now talks freely about how faith in God offered healing and restoration, a message he gives from the pulpit as a pastor and in his latest book, “Blessed Mode,” which he released last December.

“I overcame a lot of that through the Lord. I grew up in the church and I always knew God, but there is a difference between knowing God and having a relationship with God,” Mitchell told CBN in a recent interview. “I went through a lot of different things, but what ultimately helped was having the love of God.

“I’m always talking about finding the gratitude in everything because there is a big difference between being happy and being joyful,” he added. “Having that happiness is like, ‘hey, it’s an emotion. It’s my birthday I can just be happy’, but if a circumstance comes up or a situation you have to deal with, it can bring you back into that depression. But joy is having that joy no matter what!”

Mitchell is the youth pastor at Spirit Food Christian Center in Winnetka, California. He said he wants to bring hope to a younger generation suffering greatly from anxiety and depression.

“They really need the love of Christ,” he said. “They really need that love in their life to help them. And I really feel like once the youth understand how God feels about them…[but] when they step into this Word and they hear about how much God loves them and that they are a part of a royal family and they invite him into their hearts, it can really change things.

“Take your anxiety, take your depression, take whatever it may be to the Lord first, so that way you prepare for your day,” he continued.

Mitchell said his devotional, “Blessed Mode,” also addresses practical ways to grow their relationship with Christ and daily prayer and Bible reading habits.

“It is really about letting you know that you are beautifully and wonderfully made by God and that no matter what happens for you to remember that,” Mitchell said. “He’s always with us and sticking to us like glue. He’s always there in the ups and the downs… I’m going into my day in blessed mode where I am looking through the eyes of Christ.”