In an exclusive interview with The Christian Post, gospel recording artist (and alleged owner an impressive holy grail) Deitrick Haddon gives his opinion on why Christians need to get over the possessions of the ministers featured on ‘Preachers of L.A.’ and focus on winning souls for Jesus and more.
Read excerpts from the conversation below.
On the runaway success of ‘Preachers of L.A.’
“It was just the way I envisioned it, and I’m humbled to be able to be a part of such a groundbreaking, history-making product. I was walking one day in the middle of my test, when I was going through, about my divorce and I had a baby out of wedlock and the baby was on the way. I was walking, I was praying, I just knew I messed up. And God was encouraging me and telling me, ‘Deitrick it’s going to be okay. You’ve got a storm coming but I’m still with you through it all.’”
“At the end of the day, if we’re truthful with ourselves, if everybody that is watching the show, if we really are just really truthful with ourselves we have to know that preachers do not go on reality shows to show off what they have. No preacher is crazy enough to go on a reality show just to show you his Bentley. These men are all individually compelled in their own right to share their stories, and they can’t help it [if] they have a car and houses, you can’t help that. If you’re going to do a reality show on me, you’re going to see what I have. But each and every preacher has an agenda, you can rest assured, each and every preacher has an agenda of winning souls.”
Saving souls by any means necessary
“While you’re asking why a reality show, I’m asking what are you doing to win souls in an unorthodox way. That’s my question to the viewers, because each one of these men are compelled to share their lives and their stories to win the unchurched or to connect with new souls to win new souls. So while passing judgement on this show, it may have a boomerang effect. The boomerang effect is: are you doing anything to reach deeper for souls, in your circle with your means with your platforms? Are you doing something to go fishing for men in an unorthodox or unconventional way? The conversation should now [be], as a result of this show, I’m motivated to do something new, fresh, challenging, something that will challenge the traditions of men while winning souls. This is what I want to say to your [readers], I want to see more positivity coming from believers, that’s what I want to see, on the Facebook status, on Twitter. I believe God allows things like this to happen so we can see ourselves, not judge anybody else, but see ourselves.”
Read Haddon’s entire interview by clicking here.