Preachers of LA

Oxygen is gearing up for the release of its newest reality show, Preachers of L.A., and the show, which takes viewers inside the lives of prominent pastors in Los Angeles, is already causing a stir.

Preachers of L.A. follows skateboarding pastor Jay Haizlip, Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Clarence McClendon, recording artist and pastor Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Ron Gibson, and Pastor Wayne Chaney as they minister to their congregations and live seemingly lavish, and complicated, lives.

Here’s how Oxygen describes the show:

Known for their fiery sermons, community outreach and passionate followings, pastors have become iconic, beloved, and sometimes polarizing figures in modern culture. Yet, few people have access to these larger-than-life men away from the pulpit. Until now.

We’re thrilled to introduce Preachers of L.A, a rare glimpse into the lives of six high-profile pastors from Los Angeles. From pro skateboarder Pastor Jay Haizlip to Grace Jones’ brother Bishop Noel Jones to Bishop Clarence McClendon, who reaches 250 million homes via international broadcast each week, Preachers of L.A. will explore the human side of these ambitious and very powerful men of faith.

Although it was just released last week, the show’s trailer already has people talking with most focusing on the pastors’ luxury lifestyles. However, I’m more curious to see how these men deal with adversity in their private lives.

Case in point, Pastor Deitrick Haddon. From the looks of the clip, Pastor Haddon is a divorcée with a girlfriend and a baby out of wedlock. While many pastors often counsel against such things, it will be interesting to see how Pastor Haddon balances (or justifies?) his relationship with God and the church with his relationship with the mother of his child.

What do you think, Clutchettes? Will you be tuning in to Preachers of L.A.? 

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  • Yeah, its def irresponsible to give money to the church that you have to borrow/pay back. However, my credit/debit card is linked to my checking account…and I rarely ever carry cash…and you have to pay for a box of checks. So I swype out of convenience…and the money is removed from my checking account. Nothing irresponsible about that…and I’m glad I have that option. Now, again, if the parishioner is using a American Express/Discover card, then that is wrong and that parishioner is silly, lol…that’s on them (the parishioner).

  • lya

    I see how some people may be angered by this clip. People spend their money how they see fit. These pastors are giving these people what they want. Why is it better to see a rapper or actor or director being rich but not a pastor. Some do not practice what they preach nor can they get their children to believe in it either. It is the choice of the people to give them their money. The times that I do go to church I give like 5 dollars. Not because it is my tithe, I have no intention of giving 10% of my pay. I don’t even believe in religion. I like the music and the preaching to me is like going to a lecture. Sometimes the lecture inspires me and I feel that the person doing it should be compensated. I personally know people that give money that they need for their children to the church. I believe its foolish but its not my place to tell them what to do with their money.

    • kathy

      Greater said then most.

  • kathy

    I ask you this the ones who enslave you are they living to large ? Do you and your kind go after them,? Or do you like most just kill your own? Not being smart ,just i dont know want to know.

  • Jasz

    I know this is a subject that is really close to people’s hearts and most people are really passionate about it, but I honestly want to see this show. I think it will be hilarious! I’m not religious, but I really don’t think that these people represent the christian church as a whole. So, I see nothing wrong with watching this show and laughing at the foolishness shown. Hahaha

  • LDavis

    Remember the First Ladies of the Church Reality Show? Where is all the outrage for “The Preachers”