Oxygen network may have lost a congregation of viewers of its latest docu-series “Preachers of L.A.” after Bishop T.D. Jakes slammed the show during his sermon Sunday at the Potter House.
According to BUZZ:
“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.”
“I do not need you to buy my car. I got this. The people who have been here a while can go through my track record and prove when I said something, I did it. When we went after something, we bought it. When we wanted the land, we paid for it. When we wanted the school, we built it. When we went after this church we burned the mortgage on this church.
“You don’t do that kind of business being shake and bake and slimy and—shut up.
“So let the work I’ve done speak for me. You are sowing into good ground. And the 300 families that are employed in this ministry eat from this ministry, work in this ministry, and help us to produce the excellence that we do. The natives all over Kenya drink water because of this ministry. And the hospital in Nairobi survives because of this ministry.”
The reality TV show, “Preachers of L.A.” premiered with a respectable 1.1 million viewers. According to Oxygen’s press release:
“Preachers of L.A.” will give viewers a candid and revealing look at six boldly different and world renowned mega-pastors in Southern California, who are willing to share diverse aspects of their lives, from their work in the community and with their parishioners to the very large and sometimes provocative lives they lead away from the pulpit.”
Jake wants no part of it and reminded his congregation that his success was not built by the offerings of the church.
Do you believe Jakes really needed to distance himself from the image portrayed by “Preachers of L.A.“?