Preachers of L.A. premiered last week as the highest rated show on Oxygen! The Christian community has very strong opinions about the show….either for it or against it! One of the communities biggest names, pastor of the Mega Church, ‘The Potters House,’ Bishop T.D. Jakes, decided to publicly voice his discern for the show during his sermon this past weekend. People were surprised by Jakes publicly disliking the show because he is close friends with Preachers of L.A. star Bishop Noel Jones. Bishop Jones is the most sucessful pastor on ‘Preachers of L.A.’ with a congregation of over 20.000. He is so close to the Jakes family that he presided over the wedding of Bishop Jakes’ daughter.
Jones is well aware that his friend does not like the show and believes that he has a right to not be happy about it, but Noel Jones is a single man, with more of an exposed life, while T.D. Jakes is a family man that seeks his personal privacy.
During the sermon on Sunday, Bishop T.D. Jakes said:
“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.”
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.
Bishop Jakes also has a television show, however it is a positive talk show in BET entitled, ‘Mind, Body & Soul.’
Watch his statement below: