After only one episode airing, the Christian community has been very vocal about their approval or disapproval of Oxygen’s ‘Preachers of LA‘. On Sunday, the show, which follows the lives of Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson, was a hot topic with popular mega pastor, Bishop TD Jakes. During his service (at mega church ‘The Potter’s House’), he told his congregation:
Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for. I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave…You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie! I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.
So what’s the big deal? Well, Jakes (who also recently launched a new BET talk show) happens to be best friends with one of the cast members, Bishop Noel Jones.
Check out the clip:
This summer, we chatted exclusively with Bishop Jones, asking him how his close friend (Bishop Jakes) responded when he heard that he’d be on the show. Bishop Jones explained:
Bishop [T.D.] Jakes. So when he said he swallowed his tongue when he heard I was doing it – and rightfully so – because from his perspective, we’re two different people. I’m more open and more gregarious than he is, and less protected. And so, and he’s very protective. So consequently, I’m on the other side of the protection that he would like me to have and then it’s risky business – it’s no question in my mind – it’s risky business.
What are your thoughts on Bishop Jakes’ comments? And does the show have the potential to hinder Bishop Jakes and Bishop Jones’ relationship?
Peep the entire interview below.