2008 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta says he'll take a two-year sabbatical from his music career to serve as a missionary for the Mormon church.

(Members of the Mormon church [also known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints] are expected to serve a two-year mission term, typically preaching and recruiting new members) Archuleta made the announcement Monday night, during a performance in Salt Lake City, UT:

[theofficialarchuleta, via YouTube]

No word yet as to where Archuleta may be assigned. Currently, around 52,000 Mormons are serving missions around the world.