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With a staggering 19 powerlifting records, meet this man who is the world’s strongest priest.

A pastor at St Paul's Lutheran Church for 22 years, this 51-year-old, still holds nine unbroken world records for powerlifting, including the heaviest plane pulled by a man (188.83 tonnes).

Reverend Dr. Kelvin Fast, a resident of Cobourg, Canada, balances his pastoral duties with competing professionally in Highland-style games in North America.


He also holds the Guinness World Record for the heaviest truck pulled by an arm wrestling move (12.5 tonnes), the most cabers tossed in three minutes (14) and the highest number of people lifted with the shoulders (11).

 

He is also known for pulling a fire engine over 100ft and hauling a 40-tonne house down a road.

'Most people in religious circles find it hard to believe that I do all these feats of strength. A pastor is usually small and weak,' he said. 


'But my parishioners here at the church are always supportive. We are a nice big family and they like to hear about my exploits.'


 

Mr. Fast has been putting himself through a gruelling training regime ever since trying out a set of dumbbells at the age of 12.

Reverend Dr. Kevin Fast's nine unbroken world records include: 2008 - Heaviest truck pulled over 100ft (63.2 tonnes); 2009 - Heaviest plane pulled (188.83 tonnes); 2010 - Heaviest House pulled (40 tonnes); 2011 - Heaviest vehicle pulled by two people (75 tonnes); 2011 - Lifted and held 500kg for the longest time (61 seconds); 2013 - Heaviest truck pulled with arm wrestling (12.5 tonnes); 2013 - Most people lifted with the shoulders (11); 2013 - Most cabers tossed in three minutes (14) and 2013 - Heaviest sled pulled by Santa (17.5 tonnes).


He can be found training with atlas balls on most days, tractor tyres, and cabers on a plot of land gifted to him by the local authorities after he kept ruining the grass with his heavy lifting gear.

'I've set many records over the years - I've pulled planes, trucks, ships, and trains. Just about everything, you can pull,' he said.

'About the only thing I haven't pulled have been muscles. I've been competing at an extreme level for 21 years and don't want to stop now.

Reminiscent of Samson in the bible, this strongman pastor is blessed with three children with his wife Suzanne and donates all of his winnings and money raised through his stunts to local charities.

'I've been given the ability to do this and I believe it is a gift from God. The deal with gifts like this is you have to use them to help people otherwise it would be ungrateful.

'So with all my world record attempts I've always tried to raise money for charity.'

His greatest achievement was pulling a 188.83-tonne CC-177 Globemaster III airplane- a feat that earned him a world record and raised a whopping $65,000 for charity.

Talking about the experience he said, 'I was pulling and pulling the plane for about 45 seconds before it even started to move.

'I was completely exhausted - I couldn't feel my muscles anymore, but my mind just took over. I pulled with everything I was worth and eventually it started rolling.

Kevin added: “My family is very supportive of the things I do, but it hasn’t always been that way.

“After I set my first record my wife asked me to stop as it worried her too much. She is always concerned when I am doing these feats of strength and usually can watch when they are taking place.

“But I have traveled the world to break records and so at least we get a nice trip out of it now.”

He seems not willing to stop as he now has his eyes on the record for the most cars pulled at once.

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