Pastor John Gray Lands Reality Show
Pastor John Gray has landed his own reality TV series. Gray, who is an Associate Pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas will star in The Book of John Gray, which will feature his life and medical challenges, as he helps parishioners at the popular Houston church. Peep the official description below.
“The Book of John Gray” features the life of John Gray, Associate Pastor at Joel Osteen’s world-famous Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Known for his larger than life sense of humor and his special ability to connect with peoples’ hearts, he brings a message of hope and faith to everyone he meets. A healer, a husband, a father, and a bridge-builder, he’s not your daddy’s preacher.
Raised by a single mother, John began preaching at the age of 21, toured as a singer with Grammy award-winning Gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin, and is renowned for his ability to blend comedy, music and entertainment into a unique style of preaching. While he admits that he has faced his own enormous struggles and could easily have become a statistic, he has instead risen to prodigious success and is now trying to be the role model and father that he never had. John will give viewers unprecedented access into his life with his wife Aventer and their ministry as they help people in their community overcome life’s challenges, while John also faces his own relatable struggles and triumphs as a husband and father.
The premiere season will introduce the dynamics within the Gray household including John’s emotional struggle with diabetes and Aventer’s medical challenges. Among the people that John will work with and guide are a woman whose home was destroyed after a flood, causing her to lose her faith; a father concerned about his daughter’s dangerous addiction to alcohol; a couple trying to overcome infidelity on their path to the altar; and a military veteran who is trying to work through the trauma of sexual abuse suffered while serving her country, which brings up demons from John’s own painful past. Aventer also brings her motherly touch of ministry to the series as well, helping a woman find comfort in her difficulties with fertility and mentoring a group of African-American teens.
The Book of John Gray will premiere on OWN, Saturday, April 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Check out a preview of the full episode below.