Preachers of L.A. Rewind: Drawing People to God or Man?

“My expectation of the Preachers of L.A. is that the show would portray the cast members in a positive light, exposing the good works that each of us do in conjunction with our congregations in our communities.  This show has the potential to be a powerful tool to draw people to the love God.  My desire is to make the Gospel relevant to the times in which we live.”

That’s a quote from Bishop Ron Gibson.  He made that statement prior to the Preachers of L.A. Oct. 29 debut on the Oxygen channel.

The reality show wrapped up its first season a few weeks ago.  As you may know Bishop Gibson was among the group of six preachers highlighted on the show.

Other cast members were Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Minister/Singer Deitrick Hadden, Pastor Wayne Chaney, and Pastor Jay Haizlip.

I watched all the episodes except for 3 or 4 shows.  Overall, I didn’t have a problem with the show.  Compared to all the other ratchet reality shows on TV, Preachers of L.A. pretty tame.

Since its debut, however, it did have its share of critics and fans.

The critics thought it was a bad look for the church.

The supporters saw the show as an opportunity to spread the gospel.

Did you watch the show?  What did you think about it?  Do you think the show drew “people to the love God” as Bishop Gibson mentioned in the quote above?

Well, I share my thoughts on that particular point.

Tune into The Tithing Hoax podcast…

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4 comments for “Preachers of L.A. Rewind: Drawing People to God or Man?

  1. Tonette
    December 17, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Was able to watch the entire episode of Preachers of LA. It reminds me of when I thought I was saved but I wasn’t. Yes they will draw people but it will be temporary, for those who really want sincere relationship with Christ. Its great to have nice things but you still have to remain humble. The show was a warning for me of what not to go back to. They still have time to get back to the scriptures and be truthful about who JESUS really is.

  2. Cha cha
    December 30, 2013 at 7:14 AM

    Great podcast and fantastic production quality! Keep up the good work. I agree with most of what was said. I disagree a little with the podcast hosts premise about the entertainment industry. While the aims of the entertainment industry and the church are different, there are some who are within the entertainment industry who do want to glorify God. So it is possible to have an entertainment show that draws people to Christ. Is the preachers of LA it? Nope. Ron Gibson showed the gospel in action, but that was few and far between. Haddon just gave me a headache.

    • R. Renee
      January 1, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Cha Cha thanks for listening and leaving a comment. I agree with you that “there are some who are within the entertainment industry who do want to glorify God.” It’s just that they are the exception to the rule, and they do not not control the industry.

      Peace & Blessings!

    • Tonette
      January 2, 2014 at 8:19 PM

      It will be interesting to see if there is another series of Preachers of LA. There was a lot of critics who were against the show .My co workers gave mixed reviews some were all for it ,and some thought they were to much like the world. I do agree that there are some in the industry who do want to represent Christ . I just love the pod casts

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