God called me in July of 2009 to be a youth minister at a Southern Baptist Church. Before this calling and after, I have stood behind pulpits during Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night services, at my church and others. People have asked me if I was a preacher and I would normally answer that I was a Bible teacher and youth minister. I had always heard stories of men describing their calling to preach God's word and never experienced any dramatic thing like so many others described. Although I do feel my primary calling is to be the youth minister at my church, this summer, God has gave me the liberty to call myself a preacher. I now feel he has equipped me to preach His word. I am curious if your callings was a slow process over time or a instantaneous.