Preachers of L.A.’s Bishops Noel Jones and Ron Gibson and Pastor Jay Haizlip join us to discuss their controversial show.
Bishop Noel Jones Senior Pastor of City of Refuge Church in Gardena
A Jamaican born into poverty, Bishop Noel Jones has made his way to the other extreme, now living on a hilltop with a view of the Pacific Ocean, Malibu at his feet, and across the street from the former home of the late L.A. Lakers owner, Jerry Buss. The pastor of a church frequented by celebrities and the brother of Grace Jones, Bishop Jones is a prolific Pastor who leads a congregation of 15,000 members. Find Bishop Jones on TWITTER.
Pastor Jay Haizlip Senior pastor of The Sanctuary in Orange County
One of the pioneering greats of competitive skateboarding, Pastor Jay Haizlip, originally from Gadsden, Alabama, collected big trophies, bigger paychecks and high-end sponsors, but fell deep into drugs, and into the crack houses of Huntington Beach and Long Beach, California. Back in the crack houses again, this time he’s not there for drugs – he’s helping rescue souls for the Kingdom. Serving as Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary of Huntington Beach, Pastor Jay Haizlip reaches out to troubled youth, finding them in prisons, skate parks and the same crack houses he once shot dope in. Although he’s known in the Christian world for his street ministries, Pastor Jay recently found the most challenging souls may be within the walls of his own church. He and his wife, Christy struggle to balance the traditions of their faith with what they feel God has called them to do; minister to everyone, and never judge a book by its cover. Find Pastor Haizlip on TWITTER.
Bishop Ron Gibson Pastor of Life Church of God in Christ In Riverside Born and raised in South Central L.A. and Compton, to many, Bishop Ron M. Gibson seemed to be the least likely to end up a preacher. Although he was raised by a Christian mother in the Church, Ron succumbed to the pressure of the streets and became a Compton Crip by the age of sixteen. This led to a life of crime and drug addiction, until Christ changed his life. He started Life Church Of God In Christ with nine members, which has now grown to a congregation of approximately 4,000 members. Through it all he’s accumulated much, but the one thing that he and his wife have not experienced is the joy of having children. Bishop Gibson finds fulfillment by passionately leading people into the same deliverance that he experienced through the Gospel – whether they were in gangs, drug addiction, or simply living empty lives. Within his congregation his motivating sermons keep many on track, but he and his devoted wife LaVette find the most difficult people to reach may be those closest to them. Find Bishop Gibson on TWITTER.