Oxygen is ready to air the follow up to Preachers of L.A. with their latest installment of the franchise, Preachers of Atlanta, in February 2016.
Oxygen media has announced and provided a first look at their new show set to air in February, Preachers of Atlanta, which features Pastor Corey Hambrick; Pastor Le'Andria Johnson, Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier and Pastor Judah Swilley according to EUR. The show will take a new age approach in reaching non-believers and followers of God through the passions and teachings of these five individuals, who all take a different approach in preaching the gospel.
According to the site, these pastors are described as people of God who are willing to get on the level of young people in reaching and teaching the new generation effectively. Johnson and Jones are both well known gospel singers in addition to being pastors and Johnson's approach in reaching the new generation is to "take it to the streets," as she stated in the first look trailer.
"I pass out cigarettes and condoms" she explains of her ministry in the trailer. "But at the end of the day, when God tell me to do something - I do it."
Johnson is not the only woman pastor on the show who is not what some may be used to when thinking of a pastor or a preacher. According to ET Online, Pastor Jones-Pothier spreads the word of God, all while being fashionable wearing a tutu and heels. She says she wears what she wears because she preaches better when she's allowed to just be herself. Pothier, who's Twitter name is @realtalkkim, provides inspiring tweets on self worth and value on her Twitter page that speaks to just who she is and who she encourages others to be -- yourself.
The world NEEDS you! Stop worrying about what people think and care more about what God thinks.
— REALTALKKIM (@RealTalkKim) November 22, 2015
Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back!!!! — REALTALKKIM (@RealTalkKim) November 22, 2015
The show airs on Feb. 3 and is set to continue to break down barriers in the church, just as the first installment, Preachers of L.A., has done. The new show is set to provide not just a look at how they reach the masses with their individual unique styles of preaching but, will also reveal who they are as individuals and in their own personal families and walk in life.
Check out a brief description on each pastor below and watch the first look trailer.
Pastor Le'Andria Johnson, Pastor of I.P.C Ministries in Atlanta, is a gospel music artist who has released past albums that have all excelled on the Billboard charts. She was the season three winner of BET's Sunday's Best according to EUR, and her ministry has continued to thrive from there.
Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor of Free Life Church in Atanta, a singer; husband, father and man of God. He uses music to reach the masses but, more specifically, the youth of today with his Hip Hop Gospel lyrics and style. As president of Cajo Records, Jones has won awards for his success in rapping, songwriting and producing.
Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier, Pastor of Church of the Harvest in Atlanta, is the woman in a tutu and heels. Her style may be youthful and different but, her message is strong. "Conquering Hell in High Heels" is the theme of her powerful movement that reaches young women all over the world. She is a wife, mother and well-known evangelist.
Pastor Judah Swilley, Pastor of The Movement in Atlanta, has done things his way and has been remarkably successful in reaching the new generation. His past as a youth minister lead him to launch his own church, where he opens the doors of the church weekly and accepts all, especially young people. His mission is to provid a ministry and a church that allow all to know and fall in love with God.
Pastor Corey Hambrick, Pastor of The Life Church Christian Center in Atlanta, is a highly respected man of God in the Atlanta area. In addition to being a full time pastor, he is also a full time husband and father. Hambrick recently celebrated four years in his ministry as pastor of the church and is ready to convict and save souls through his involvement on the show.