Bishop T.D. Jakes Slams ‘Preachers of LA’ Reality Show
By: Taren Vaughan
Preachers of LA reality show slammed by Bishop T.D. Jakes? In this day and age, any and everybody seems to be making their way into the world of reality television. And the shows have taken cable TV by storm as the ratings for some of reality TV shows have surpassed those of scripted TV shows. Even with all the attention reality TV shows tend to get from viewers as many have deemed them to be their guilty pleasures, there are some folks who aren’t feeling the concept of reality TV, especially when it involves those who deliver God’s word to masses of people. New reality show “Preachers of LA” debuted strong on Oxygen with over a 1 million viewers. However, the show is receiving some heavy criticism from one of the most reputable Christian ministers in the country Bishop T.D. Jakes. Bishop Jakes shared his unfiltered opinion about the new reality TV show to his congregation at the Potter’s House in Dallas, TX this past Sunday morning and he blasted “Preachers of LA,” labeling it as “junk.”
Bishop T.D. Jakes says:
“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.”
Bishop Jakes continues on with his sermon by telling the congregation they are going to continue to build the Kingdom of God like they have been doing and reminds them he is a preacher from Dallas not L.A.:
“We are going to build the Kingdom of God like we have always built the Kingdom of God.
“I’m not from L.A. I’m from Dallas!”
He then defends himself and says he is known for sticking to his word:
“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.”
Talking to himself, Bishop T.D. Jakes exclaimed that the reality show needed to get the axe immediately:
“Woo! Pull the plug.”
And he added that the focus should be placed on the ministry and not the actions of ministers who have chosen to join reality TV shows:
“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.”
Bishop Jakes made it clear that his focus is not on the money but the mission of delivering God’s word and helping others in need:
“I do not need you to buy my car. I got this. he said, pausing for an extended period.
“If you appreciate my straightforwardness, give God some praise.”
Shortly after, Bishop Jakes told the congregation:
“I’m a grown man, dog.”
Check out the clip below of the show below and tell us your thoughts on Bishop T.D. Jakes’ comments on “Preachers of LA.”