By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever
I suppose the cast of a new Preachers... series wouldn't be complete without a prominent preacher who is also a powerhouse singer. It's apparent from the first two seasons that Deitrick Haddon has it on lock with the LA installment. Come February 18 (10pm ET), Dorinda Clark-Cole will hold it down on the new Oxygen network series, Preachers of Detroit.
The three-time Grammy winner and member of the legendary Clark Sisters wears many hats: COGIC evangelist, recording artist, TV and radio host, and fashionista with her own clothing line called The Rose Collection. The reality show will chronicle Clark-Cole's efforts to juggle her whirlwind lifestyle (as her family's primary bread winner), her desire to strengthen her relationship with her daughter Nikki, and her own self-care.
The Preachers of Detroit cast features six other high-profile persons of the cloth: Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Pastor Tim Alden, Pastor David Bullock, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston, and Pastor Don William Shelby, Jr.
Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development for Oxygen Media, says in a press release, "Preachers of Detroit is the latest iteration of the honest, thought-provoking storytelling that Oxygen viewers have so strongly connected with. We introduce a new group of Preachers who have various roads to faith, triumph and transformation, but share a united dedication to help influence positive change in Detroit."
For a sneak peek of the series visit: www.oxygen.com/shows/videos/preachers-of-detroit-a-new-series
I'm just curious. What's the likelihood of adding Preachers of Memphis to the franchise with Al Green rounding out the cast?
From left to right: Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston, Pastor Don William Shelby, Jr., Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, Pastor David Bullock, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Pastor Tim Alden, and Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole.
By Libra Boyd