More Black Pastors Blast ‘Preachers of L.A.’, Saying They Sold Out and Only Serving Themselves

More Black Pastors Blast ‘Preachers of L.A.’, Saying They Sold Out and Only Serving Themselves

The criticism against Oxygen’s very popular docu-series ‘Preachers of L.A.” is still buziing. More and more African-American pastors are saying the show misrepresents Black Christian ministers by making them appear as if they were only interested in fame and money.

Here’s what Rev. James C. Perkins, the pastor of Greater Christ Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan has to say:
“I don’t think the show represents the best of the Black church tradition…The downside is that people often paint all pastors with a broad brush and, after watching this show, they may well begin to associate all pastors with those behaviors,…There are many pastors who are out here serving the people and not just serving themselves.”
The Rev. Michael J.T. Fisher, pastor at the Greater Zion Church Family in Compton, Calif. stated:
“I don’t have a problem with them doing a reality show,…I have a problem with the content that’s displayed…They are giving the world ammunition to shoot back at the church and not accept the message that it is trying to convey…They’ve sold out. It will call for pastors all over the country to have to defend their integrity because these men have decided to chase their dream of being in the public eye.”
Bishop T.D. Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter’s House megachurch in Dallas, Texas, of course had his take on it as well:
“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… I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.”

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