Preachers of LA: Acceptance of Shacking, Fornication?

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Preachers of LA is churning along and with it a mix of controversy. Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney, and Bishop Ron Gibson are the featured ministers of this show. Viewers were probably tipping over themselves with all the issues that came to light in Season 1, Episode 2 – Acceptance. Each bishop or pastor had their own pot to stir.

pastor-jay-haizlipPastor Jay Haizlip is considered to be one of the pioneering greats in the sport of skateboarding and has been consistent in the sport since he was 13 years of age. Pastor Jay Haizlip is very compassionate and extends this passion to young people and those in need. In today’s society one of the major issues facing the church and Christians is that of dealing with gay and transgender issues. This was no different for Lead Pastor of The Sanctuary World Outreach Inc.

Pastor Haizlip, though uncomfortable with the issue of one of his flock changing their sexual orientation, did not shun the young woman – a transgender former church member.. What he did was express that he was having some difficulty with the transition, but that regardless, this person would still get his love and support as a pastor. He invited the individual to come back and attend church and they would continue to pray and work together.

Bishop Ron Gibson and his wife, First Lady LaVette Gibson, decided that they would extend reach out to

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deitrick haddon and dominque haddon

Deitrick Haddon and his fiancée, Dominique, and provide some mentoring as it relates to marriage. They invited the young couple to dinner, to learn more about them and their situation. Deitrick divorced his first wife Damita Haddon, who is a vocalist. He has a daughter Destin Monet with Dominique Mctyre, the mother of his first child. This situation is why Bishop Gibson wants to help the young couple as they are of the opinion that nothing is wrong with them ‘shacking’ or living together before marriage.

Deitrick Haddon is a firecracker and initially he was very defensive with the old school stance of Bishop Gibson, as it relates to being a pastor and his past. Nonetheless, he was receptive to the idea or receiving help to make his second relationship and long-term one. First Lady LaVette Gibson tried to make it clear to the couple that it is not God‘s will, as Dominique Mctyre is of the opinion on the Preachers of LA that, “I love him! Who cares if I live with Deitrick Haddon?”. She also stated that “If he wasn’t who he was, nobody would care.”

If there was no other explosive issue on the Preachers of LA show, this stance was certainly it. The Church is all about living according to the principles/laws of God, set in His word, the Bible. The character and reputation of this young couple is scrutinized, because they want to ‘shack’.

We will definitely stay tuned for more episodes and see how the pastors deal with the issues that they face on a daily basis.

Cast of Preachers of LA:

  1. Jay Haizlip, Christy Haizlip,
  2. Clarence McClendon, Priscilla McClendon,
  3. Deitrick Haddon, Dominique Haddon,
  4. Ron Gibson, LaVette Gibson,
  5. Wayne Chaney, Myesha Chaney,
  6. Noel Jones, Loretta Jones

Episodes of Preachers of LA:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 – Comeback
  • Season 1, Episode 2 – Acceptance
  • Season 1, Episode 3 – Tea & Sympathy
  • Season 1, Episode 4 – Family First
  • Season 1, Episode 5 – Perspective & Priorities
  • Season 1, Episode 6 – Staying True to You
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Preachers of LA: Comeback flaunts it Lavishly

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bishop noel jonesIn Season 1, Episode 1, Comeback of Preachers of LA, viewers are introduced to the cast Clarence McClendon, Deitrick Haddon, Jay Haizlip, Noel Jones, Ron Gibson, Wayne Chaney and their family members.

Though you are bombarded by how lavish a lifestyle they lead, – with flashes of ‘Bentleys, range rovers, huge mansions, stylish suits, and jewelry – you get a glimpse into their ministries and flashes of their churches and congregation. During the season, you will notice that not much time is given to the inner workings and going on, at the various churches. However, more emphasis and exposure is given to the Preachers of LA home life and social activities.

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deitrick haddon and dominque haddon

One of the big events that occurred in Season 1, Episode 1, Comeback, was the larger than life gospel concert hosted by Deitrick Haddon. There has been some scandal surrounding Deitrick. He has been off the radar while going through a divorce, having a child out-of-wedlock with Dominique Haddon and he is at the point of restarting his ministry and music career. Without a doubt, the concert was a hit and a blessing.

Bishop Ron Gibson, was even able to bring two known ‘Compton gangsters’ to Christ because of the concert/ministry. He has a passion for sharing the gospel with fellows who are thugs and drug users/pushers, because that is a lifestyle which he once led. During the Preachers of LA season you will see him minister to several of these young and old men; including his own family members.

clarence-mcclendon-preachers-of-laClarence McClendon is one of the more well-known of the Preachers of LA cast members. His exposure in the program seems to be minimal. Whether this is on purpose, we can only guess; nonetheless, he is one of the first to create some controversial moments for this show.

Jay Haizlip, Noel Jones and Wayne Chaney are also featured. Jay brings more of a skater and punk rock kind of vibe to the Preachers of LA show. To see him, many would not believe him to be a man of God; but he brings such a peace and humility to the show.

Bishop Noel Jones, who has roots in Jamaica, is portrayed as being a workaholic; the man of God who has devoted his entire existence to jay-haizlipthe ministry and sharing the gospel world-wide. The series shows his issues with ‘girl friend’ Loretta Jones and the progression of their relationship.

Wayne Chaney and his wife add the romantic spice to the cast and this is clear in Season 1, Episode 1 – Comeback.

Before Season 1, Episode 1 ends, you are certain to have formed some opinions, good and bad; nonetheless, I urge you to review this reality series objectively.

Take into consideration the good and the bad. Take into consideration their outreach ministry.

Take into consideration those people who would come to understand and know Christ because of it, regardless.

Cast of Preachers of LA:

  1. Jay Haizlip, Christy Haizlip
  2. Clarence McClendon, Priscilla McClendon
  3. Deitrick Haddon, Dominique Haddon
  4. Ron Gibson, LaVette Gibson
  5. Wayne Chaney, Myesha Chaney
  6. Noel Jones, Loretta Jones

Episodes of Preachers of LA:

  • Season 1, Episode 1 – Comeback
  • Season 1, Episode 2 – Acceptance
  • Season 1, Episode 3 – Tea & Sympathy
  • Season 1, Episode 4 – Family First
  • Season 1, Episode 5 – Perspective & Priorities
  • Season 1, Episode 6 – Staying True to You