Wilson, who had attended a church in the Silver Spring area, said that Adventist favorite Jerusalem had been sung by "a long-time member with an absolutely angelic voice."
In a resignation statement filled with nostalgia about years in office, Wilson confessed that "as the special number ended I was literally sitting on my hands to keep from clapping."
Wilson describes what happened next as borderline miraculous: "I was suddenly reminded of David dancing and of the Biblical exhortation to make a joyful noise unto the Lord."
The leader said that he "literally felt as though if I did not clap, rocks in the immediate vicinity would break out into applause on my behalf."
Wilson says that the "accidental" standing ovation which he proceeded to lead was one of the greatest experiences of his life.
"It was 100% worth it."