Oxygen to Premiere “Preachers of Detroit” In Winter 2015

Bishop Charles Ellis of Greater Grace Temple speaks to hundreds who attended "heal the city," a rally sponsored by Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta to unite Detroiters, call for Mayor Kilpatrick to resign and support Prosecutor Kym Worthy at Cathedral Conference Center in Detroit on Saturday, April 5, 2008. (ROMAIN BLANQUART\Detroit Free Press)
Bishop Charles Ellis of Greater Grace Temple speaks to hundreds who attended “heal the city,” a rally sponsored by Detroit City Councilman Kwame Kenyatta to unite Detroiters, call for Mayor Kilpatrick to resign and support Prosecutor Kym Worthy at Cathedral Conference Center in Detroit on Saturday, April 5, 2008. (ROMAIN BLANQUART\Detroit Free Press)

OMG! Oxygen plans to premiere “Preachers of Detroit” in winter 2015.

Filming just started on the reality show, which is a spin-off of the “Preachers of L.A.” series that’s been a hit for the cable network.

The series will focus on powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these seven men and women of the cloth share their lives, transformations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit in Detroit, Michigan,” according to Oxygen.

The men and women who’ll be featured include: Bishop Charles Ellis of Greater Grace Temple in Detroit; Pastor David Bullock of Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church in Highland Park; evangelist and gospel singer Dorinda Clark-Cole, a member of the Grammy-winning Clark Sisters; Pastor Don Shelby of Burning Bush International Ministries in Ypsilanti; Bishop Corletta Vaughn of Go Tell It Ministry in Detroit; Bishop-elect Clarence Langston of the Word in Action Christian Center in Detroit; and Pastor Tim Alden of the City of Praise Christian Church in Los Angeles, who’s from Detroit and returns home frequently.

“Preachers of Detroit” has ties to the Motor City behind the camera as well. Like “Preachers of L.A.,” it is being produced by L. Plummer Media, whose company founder and CEO, Lemuel Plummer, hails from Detroit. His father, Rev. Glenn Plummer of Redford’s Ambassadors for Christ Church, is involved with Christian television.

One of the cast members of “Preachers of L.A.,” Deitrick Haddon, is also a former Detroiter.

“Preachers of L.A.,” now in its second season, stirred controversy before it even debuted in 2013 for its combination of faith issues and reality TV.

The series went on to become Oxygen’s most-watched new series among viewers in the advertiser-coveted 25-to-54 age group.

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SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
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