Pastor orders pizza during church service. But how much he tips delivery person—everyone in shock

March 7, 2018 5:44 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 4:49 pm

When Monique Hall made a pizza delivery she had no way of knowing that her delivery to a church in Chicago would leave her in tears.

“I felt so loved by them—all I could do was cry,” she told WGN.

Monique Hall is a single mother of two who delivers pizza.


On February 25, during New Life Covenant Church’s Sunday service, the pastor, Wilfredo De Jesús, ordered pizza. He didn’t tell the congregation his plans, but he knew he wanted to honor the person who delivered the pizza to his church.

When Hall arrived at the church, she brought the pizza up on stage and stood next to De Jesús as he asked her how much she typically received for a tip.

She told him she usually received $5, so he reached into his jacket and pulled out some cash.

Hall delivered some pizza to a church in Chicago.

(New Life Covenant Church/Screenshot)

De Jesús instructed Hall to hold out her hand and he began to count. 10, 20, 30, he counted all the way to $100 and told her it was all hers to keep.

She was in shock, but the pastor still had another surprise for her.

He called upon a few members of his congregation to come up on the stage.

She stood there in shock as person after person gave her a tip.

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As each person walked onto the stage they came up to her and placed a tip in her hand.

The random act of kindness left her in tears.

“I definitely wasn’t expecting it, but I knew that I had been struggling for a long time being a single parent, and not having their father in their life, it [puts] a real damper on you, especially trying to make ends meet,” Hall said. “So when they did that, I was overwhelmed and I was shocked. I felt so loved by them—all I could do was cry.”

She ended up with much more than her usual $5.

(New Life Covenant Church/Screenshot)

In the end she left the church with a lot more than $5 and even more than the $100 De Jesús initially handed her.

The mother of two told WGN that when she returned to work she shared the tips she received with her coworkers.

“I felt like some of my coworkers were just the same as me, in the same place. So it was only right that I give to them, since I was given to,” she said.