Consisting of six well known men of the cloth from the greater Los Angeles area, Preachers of L.A. will seek to shine a light on several of the men who lead some of the largest congregations in the United States.
And like any good reality show, you can expect the good, the bad, the ugly… and of course the drama.
The cast will include Bishop Noel Jones, who may be best known to some as the brother of iconic 80′s singer Grace Jones. To others, Jones is a ladies’ man who is rumored to have dated several Hollywood actresses, including LisaRaye McCoy, as well as Loretta Jones (no relation) who is featured in the show as his “good friend.”
Other cast members include gospel recording artist Deitrick Haddon—who currently has the number one Gospel album in the country according to Billboard—who was shunned by his flock after fathering an out of wedlock child while married. Pastor Jay Haizlip, a pro skateboarder and former drug addict, will also share his testimony. Adding their words of wisdom will be Bishop Ron Gibson, a former Crip who risks his life by returning to the streets to rescue souls, Preacher of prosperity Bishop Clarence McClendon and Pastor Wayne Chaney, who will reportedly be going to battle with demons in his own family.
With Evangelicals up in the air about the debut of Preachers of L.A. one would wonder why this eclectic group of men would risk alienating themselves from their core group of followers. According to Bishop Jones, he signed on to “help to reduce the iconoclastic proclivities that church members have about their pastors to the point where if they break any of the rules that the church members are breaking, they completely throw them away.”
Pastor Deitrick Hadden probably had the best explanation as to why he joined the cast, simply saying “I’m a pastor, but at the end of the day, I’m also just a man.”
To see the men and their message, tune in to Oxygen on October 9th at 10pm ET/PT to see the premiere.