Reality shows have entered the church. That’s right, several Christians are opening their homes, ministries, and churches to camera crews in order give TV land a glimpse into the faith community. Here are some of Christian reality shows that people are talking about:
Preachers of LA
This reality show following six ministers including gospel singer Deitrick Haddon and Bishop Clarence McClendon, their families and their ministries airs on the Oxygen channel Wednesday nights.
Religious debates ignited when TLC aired this reality show about preachers’ wives in January. Unfortunately outrage over the wives’ marital troubles, personality conflicts and past demons overshadowed the sisterhood. TLC canceled show after its first season.
Rebellion is the name of the game in this docu-series! These girls are dating, partying and –oops- having a child out of wedlock. Like the Sisterhood, there has been backlash against this show. There is no word about a season two.
Pastor and Gospel Singer Marvin Sapp wants into the television biz! He proved that with a pilot called Single Dad. The program, should it ever get picked up, would display how the Sapp family is coping since the death of wife and mom MaLinda Sapp.
If you don’t recognize this reality show, it’s because it hasn’t aired yet. However HGTV has tapped the Hatmaker family, which consists of tattooed, Harley-riding pastor Brandon Hatmaker, wife and writer Jen Hatmaker and their 5 children, to film a reality show following the renovation of their 105-year-old home.
Tia and Tamara
Not every Christian reality show features a pastor. This show features two Christian women who once had a ‘90s sitcom called Sister, Sister. Their self-titled program on E! shows them balancing their acting careers with their lives as wives, mothers and twins. The show's first season set record ratings for the Style network for being the most watched series launch in their history.
I'm Having Their Baby
This unconvetional Christian reality show is product of Bethany Christian Services. The Oxygen Network series features pregnant women who chose adoption over abortion.
This rough and tumble family shares their love for God, hunting and their duck call business with viewers on their A&E reality show. Their antics have made the show kind of a big deal.
When these singing sensations weren’t fighting, R&B crooners Chanté Moore, Claudette Ortiz, Lil' Mo, Dawn Robinson and Michel'le Toussaint actually talked about their Christian faith on their TV One show.
19 Kids & Counting
This large family’s home life has become a ministry for many. Their TLC television program has become a platform for important issues such as parenting, courtship and being pro-life.