As many prepare for Easter, one young man in Pharr prepares for the biggest role of his life.

He plays Jesus in his church’s production of The Passion of the Christ.

At age 16, this young man has taken on the most important role on Good Friday, something he says has been challenging.

For a month, Jose Angel Sosa has gone through rigorous preparation in order to play the role of Jesus.

Something he admits was intimidating to him.

Jose Angel says it was the first time he participated in an event like this.

He says he owes his portrayal of Christ to prayer, meditation and the support of family and the community.

Jose angel adds he plans to play Jesus again next year as this was an experience he’ll always cherish.