Former President Jimmy Carter taught a Bible lesson on life after death Sunday less than two weeks after breaking his pelvis in a fall.

Using a walker, the 95-year-old Democrat slowly entered the crowded sanctuary at Maranatha Baptist Church in the southwest Georgia town of Plains.

“Morning, everybody,” he said cheerfully.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

With help, Carter sat on a motorized lift chair at the front of the room to teach a 45-minute lesson based on the Old Testament book of Job.

Referring to a cancer diagnosis that resulted in the removal of part of his liver in 2015, Carter said he was is “at ease” with the idea of dying and believes in life after death.

More than 400 people were on hand in the main hall and smaller, overflow rooms where the lesson was shown on television.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, left, sit as guests of Maranatha Baptist Church come and go to have their photo made with them, after Jimmy taught Sunday school there, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, left, sit as guests of Maranatha Baptist Church come and go to have their photo made with them, after Jimmy taught Sunday school there, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Carter was briefly hospitalized and has since been recovering at home since fracturing his pelvis on Oct. 21. He also fell shortly before that and needed stitches above his left eye.

Carter is the oldest U.S. ex-President ever and has been teaching Bible lessons since he was in his teens. He missed one Sunday school class after the pelvis fracture.

Rev. Tony Lowden said Secret Service agents, relatives and fellow church members all discouraged Carter from teaching because of the injury, but he insisted.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

“He is pouring out that you might see Christ while he is suffering,” Lowden told the crowd.

Carter remained for the worship service after teaching, sitting in a pew beside his wife, Rosalynn, and singing hymns with the congregation.

Referring to the former president and Jesus Christ by their initials, Lowden gave thanks for Carter in prayer.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, left, sit as guests of Maranatha Baptist Church come  to have their photo made with them, after Jimmy taught Sunday school there, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, left, sit as guests of Maranatha Baptist Church come to have their photo made with them, after Jimmy taught Sunday school there, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

“The greatest thing I’ve learned as a pastor here is watching J.C. follow J.C.,” Lowden said.

Sarah Dyer holds two year old daughter Imogen, as they stand in line to attend Sunday school taught by Former President Jimmy Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. The Dyer family of six drove straight from Chicago listening to audio books by Carter along the way. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Sarah Dyer holds two year old daughter Imogen, as they stand in line to attend Sunday school taught by Former President Jimmy Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. The Dyer family of six drove straight from Chicago listening to audio books by Carter along the way. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Elizabeth Zappa, of Atlanta, goes into her trailer as the rising sun peaks through a window, hours before former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. Guests begin arriving before dawn, some even the day before, spending the night in the parking lot to attend the class, as did Zappa. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Elizabeth Zappa, of Atlanta, goes into her trailer as the rising sun peaks through a window, hours before former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. Guests begin arriving before dawn, some even the day before, spending the night in the parking lot to attend the class, as did Zappa. (AP Photo/John Amis)
The sun breaks the horizon as guests begin lining up to attend Sunday school class being taught by Former President Jimmy Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. Guests begin arriving before dawn, some even the day before spending the night in the parking lot, with hopes of attanding the class. (AP Photo/John Amis)
The sun breaks the horizon as guests begin lining up to attend Sunday school class being taught by Former President Jimmy Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. Guests begin arriving before dawn, some even the day before spending the night in the parking lot, with hopes of attanding the class. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Steve Pound, of Savannah, Ga., adjusts his clothes after spending the night in the parking lot of Maranatha Baptist Church with hopes to attend Sunday school class being taught by former President Jimmy Carter, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. Pound and his family arrived at 5 p.m., on Saturday and were fourth on the list. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Steve Pound, of Savannah, Ga., adjusts his clothes after spending the night in the parking lot of Maranatha Baptist Church with hopes to attend Sunday school class being taught by former President Jimmy Carter, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. Pound and his family arrived at 5 p.m., on Saturday and were fourth on the list. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)