Bishop T.D. Jakes is not a fan of Oxygen’s hit reality series, “Preachers of L.A.”
Taking the show to task during a sermon Sunday (ironically during offering time at his church, The Potter’s House), Jakes “rebuked” the notion that some churchgoers might have had that giving him money would be paying for his house, his cars and other items (proverbially like bishops on “Preachers of LA“).
“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,” an impassioned Jakes told parishioners. “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! We are going to build the Kingdom of God like we have always built the Kingdom of God. I am not from LA. I’m from Dallas! Y’all don’t hear me! I do not need you to buy my car. I got this!”
By the way, Bishop Jakes (also host of BET’s “Mind, Body & Soul”) added the following on Twitter.
“We all set out to make a difference in the world, but the first step is to achieve the less lofty goal of changing our own world.”
To be fair, T.D. Jakes was not the only pastor to take on “Preachers of L.A.” in the pulpit this past Sunday, but he is (thus far) the only prominent leader to be captured on video actually saying the show’s name, “Preachers of L.A.”