A YEOVIL vicar has been telling his congregation about a recent meeting he had with 80s superstar Mr T.

Rev Howard Davenport, from the Elim Pentecostal Church on Southville, spent more than an hour chatting with the TV A-Team cult legend BA Barcus and filming him talking about their shared Christian faith.

The interview was the result of weeks of persistence from the vicar, who sent numerous e-mails and made several phone calls to his management, pleading with them to let them meet up.

They finally gave in, and the pair met in a hotel during a flying visit the star was making to London.

The former A-Team and Rocky star, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, is a born again Christian and appeared in a video for Howard, encouraging young people to become followers of Christ.

After showing the video in church in Yeovil, Howard is now unveiling his exclusive interview with Mr T to a wider audience to promote the church’s new website which launches this week.

Click on the link in our "related articles" section which will take you through to the Elim's website.

Howard said: “When Mr T walked into the hotel, the atmosphere was electric and I was very nervous - but as soon as I introduced myself it became apparent that my boyhood dream to meet BA Baracus was going to be a real success!

“Mr T was on top form in the interview and he had plenty of one liners and wisdom to share, but it was also clear that his faith is the driving force in his life.”

“He told me about his faith in Jesus Christ and how its helped him through some amazing highs and lows – from the highs of being Michael Jackson’s bodyguard and working with Sylvester Stallone, to the lows of suffering from serious illness.”

Mr T, who famously appeared with Sylvester Stallone as Clubber Lang in Rocky III, also recorded a special greeting for the Yeovil Elim Pentecostal Church during which he welcomes visitors to the services and asks God to bless the congregation.

You can see the interview on the Elim's website and the church meets on Sunday mornings at 10.30am at its building on Southville – all are welcome.