Bishop T. D. Jakes Rebukes “Preachers of L.A.” Reality Show
Oxygen’s reality show TV show “Preachers of L.A.” delivered the strongest Wednesday premiere in the network’s history with 1.1 million viewers for the network when it hit the air on October 9, but not everyone in The Flock is here for it. Notable preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes, of The Potter’s House in Dallas, TX has taken the show with controversial story lines (a pastor having a baby out of wedlock with someone in the congregation?) to task, calling it “junk.”
According to EEW Magazine, Jakes got into the pulpit this last Sunday and when it came time to ask for offerings for his local ministries, he took the time to distance himself from the mega-church preachers we’re seeing on TV who haven’t been afraid to speak on their love for the finer — and flashier — things:
“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.”
Jakes drove the point home by noting, “I am not from L.A., I’m from Dallas,” which got him cheers from the audience. Hmm…is he being judgemental or does he have a point?
The show has gotten mixed reactions from other notable preachers and Christian artists, but some, like singer Fred Hammond support it. Keep up with all “The Preachers of L.A.” action at our sister site: Elev8.com and tell us your thoughts on the show in the comment section!
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