Executive Producer Minister Dietrick Haddon and Bishop Ron Gibson joined us live to give us a preview of Oxygen’s returning hit series, 'Preachers of LA.'
Oxygen Media returns to the pulpit with a fiery season two of the docu-series 'Preachers of L.A.' The highly anticipated series gives viewers a candid and revealing look at six boldly different, world-renowned mega-pastors in Southern California: Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney and Bishop Ron Gibson. While 'Preachers of L.A.' documents these pastors’ lifestyles, the series also focuses on the daily struggles and triumphs they face as men, husbands, fathers, brothers and friends. Viewers will also get to know the strong women who stand behind these church leaders, and often work just as hard to balance their lives in the spotlight with their commitment to family. 'Preachers of L.A.' is produced by L. Plummer Media in association with Relevé Entertainment, with Lemuel Plummer, Holly Carter , Chris Costine and Deitrick Haddon serving as Executive Producers.
'Preachers of L.A.' premieres Wednesday, August 20 at 10 PM ET/PT
Featured in today’s interview:
Deitrick Haddon Minister and contemporary gospel artist is the son of a bishop and an evangelist, Haddon was preaching at the age of eleven and conducting the church choir at thirteen. At 23, he married the woman he was expected to marry – the lead soprano of the church choir. However, everything didn't continue as perfectly as the church had hoped. After going through a divorce, moving to California, and having a child out of wedlock, he hit rock bottom. But because of the call on his life and his love for music, he's picking himself back up, rebuilding his faith, and restoring his family, with now wife, Dominique, and beautiful daughter, Destin.
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 16. 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.