Exclusive Interview: Deitrick Haddon Talks ‘Preachers Of L.A.’ & Puttin’ A Ring On It
Preachers of L.A. is Oxygen’s highest rated shows to date and one of the shows most eccentric characters is definitely, Pastor and Gospel Artist, Deitrick Haddon. Many things about him are controversial for the Christian community. He doesn’t dress like a traditional pastor. No suits and ties here! Deitrick is flashy! He loves to floss his shades, colorful and interesting outfits and hair. In addition to his appearance, he also had a child out of wedlock. Although now he has a new, beautiful young wife (Dominique), that was pregnant with their daughter before he divorced his former wife. While many church folks frown upon this (human) behavior, he has a very large following. During the BET Awards, Cherise Nicole (CNikky) caught up with Deitrick and his wife and asked him about the show that premieres tonight on Oxygen!
Will the Audience See You Propose To Your Wife On The Show?
“We Can’t give the show away…well we don’t want to give the show away. But, it’s going to redefine the public’s perception of a pastor. Cause we have one perception of a pastor. We think, he’s stealing the churches money! I’m tired of that preacher up there! So, we’re getting ready to give you a flip side and you’re going to see how human you’re pastors are. You’re going to go to church on Sunday and appreciate them after you watch this show. Cause it’s not easy having such a high calling, being a human being. At the end of the day, you’re a human being, you’re flesh and blood.”
Is Your Congregation Starting To Dress Like You?
“My congregation is across the board. Young people follow me, they watch me. Yes, they’re becoming more fly, they’re becoming more real. My objective is to show people how to be themselves and still serve God, still be a real Christian. You don’t loose your style, you don’t loose your swag, you don’t loose who you are because you are now saved. And for years, we we’re taught that and it’s wrong. So, yeah, they’re following me.”