When Oxygen first mentioned that they would be heading down south to further expand their ‘Preachers’ franchise here in ATL after successfully attracting the masses with multiple seasons of Preachers Of LA and Preachers Of Detroit, all of the usual big mouthed, big pocketed, big named local mega-church pastors from around town ran and hid for cover in fear that their skeletons would be exposed if they participated..
But even though the others declined to inspire viewers via reality television, Pastor Corey Hambrick, Pastor Le’Andria Johnson, Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier, and Pastor Judah Swilley were more than willing to fill their shoes and use the huge platform to spread the word through Oxygen’s new series Preachers Of Atlanta that’s now set to premiere on February 3rd. Peep the extended trailer below..
Through the lens of five pastors with drastically different approaches to their ministry, the show explores many of the most hot-button and polarizing issues in America today. From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts of the rippling and emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement, these unconventional preachers have no boundaries when it comes to tackling real issues that affect real people in their communities.
“Preachers of Atlanta” offers a fresh perspective on men and women of the cloth determined to meet people in their current circumstances in order to inspire a resurgence of faith. Their ministries include communicating spiritual messages through hip-hop lyrics and venturing into the neighborhoods of Atlanta to find those in need. The pastors are real, passionate, and unashamed in their transparency, using their imperfections and out-of-the-box ways to reach a new generation for God. -Oxygen