“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.
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