Former wrestler known as the ‘Wild Samoan’ now a church planter in East Tenn.
Baptist & Reflector
FRANKLIN — For 30 years Elias Nech wrestled under the name of “The Wild Samoan.”
Today, however, he no longer body slams those he comes into contact with. Instead, he is more likely to tell people about the love of Jesus Christ.
And, instead of the Wild Samoan, he’s simply Pastor Elias.
Nech is pastor of Children of Christ Baptist Church in Morristown, a group of Micronesian believers. Micronesia is a country of more than 600 islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
The congregation is being assisted by Nolachucky Baptist Association and some missions-minded churches in the area. Pastor Elias and his congregation were featured in one of the Good News Vi