Marjoe (named after Mary and Joseph) was born in 1944 to Pentecostal preacher parents. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were also evangelists and his parents noticed early in his life that he had a precocious self-confidence and good mimicry skills. They had the idea of making him a child preacher, publicizing a story of him at the age of three being visited by the Holy Ghost and speaking in tongues while having a bath.
This is the full-length Academy Award-winning 1972 documentary about Marjoe:
It turns out the whole thing was a giant con, like all religion. If you are religious and you wish to understand how badly you are being conned by your religion, here is your chance to understand.