Though they’ve certainly had their disagreements on the merits of the marriage of the Gospel and reality TV, Minister Deitrick Haddon thinks Bishop T.D. Jakes and others would do well starring in their own shows.
Haddon stars in and produces the Oxygen network’s megahit “Preachers of L.A.,” which just wrapped its second season, and has a spin-off in Preachers of Detroit on the way. He tells HipHollywood.com that doing a reality show is great way to reach an even larger audience and gives the public a chance to intimately know the pastors.
“The reason why ‘Preachers of L.A.’ is successful is because people want to see and people want to know about preachers. Open up your doors, Bishop Jakes, open up your doors, Creflo Dollar, open up your doors, Bishop Morton,” Haddon said. “Y’all real people, you want people to hear you preaching and talking every Sunday. They have the right to know the real you … bottom line.”
Jakes was asked about Haddon’s statement at the recent Power 100 Gala. He says quite frankly he just doesn’t have the time.
“I’m a little bit busy,” Jakes said. “I’m doing movies, I’m doing television, I’ve done talk shows, I pastor 30,000 people. I think my plate is pretty full.”
Looks like Haddon has a little more persuading to do.