Pastor Eric Dammann is under some serious heat after a video hit the web of him claiming to punch a kid. Dammann was preaching a sermon at Bible Baptist Church in New Jersey, when he told a story about "Ben". 

The pastor said that Ben was "a nice kid, but one of those — he was a real smart aleck. He was a bright kid, which didn’t help things — made him more dangerous.”

Then Dammann told a story where he and Ben were outside at youth group, when the child started poking him a little bit. He said Ben was pushing his buttons by not taking the Lord serious.

So here's what the pastor did next, in his own words...

“So I walked over to him and went BAM! Punched him in the chest as hard as I could. I crumpled the kid. I just crumpled him.”

“Then I leaned over and said, ‘Ben, when are you going to stop playing games with God?’ I led that man to the Lord right there."

WHOA..... Someone should tell this guy that punching a kid as hard as you can is a no-no, even it you say it's for the Lord! What was he thinking?????