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Bishop Clarence McClendon Talks “Preachers of L.A.”, “They Said It Wasn’t a Reality Show, They Said It Was a Docu-series”


Bishop Clarence McClendon, star of Oxygen’s reality show ‘Preachers of L.A.’, recently shared his thoughts about being part of the show. Before the show aired, everyone had their idea of what the show would be like, however, Bishop McClendon posted a video in which he explained the ‘Preachers of L.A.’ is not what he originally signed up for. Check out all the veteran pastor had to say below:

“First of all, when I was approached with it, they said it wasn’t a reality show, they said it was a docu-series. Again, I was not involved in the genesis of the project. I’ve had a number of things come to me like this, a number of people come to me with certain opportunities and I’ve turned them down,” he explained.

“I believed the people, the producers involved were Christian people, people that I know, people full of the Holy Spirit who really wanted to do something significant as it relates to Hollywood. That’s the production level. The network level they make decisions and sometimes things get lost in the translation. Initially I believed and trusted that we would be able to accomplish something with this relative to some things that the Lord had said to me,” he continued.

“I’m primarily a private person. I certainly am not after fame. I’m more known than I actually want to be,” he offered. McClendon added that he’s a “bridge builder and a peacemaker,” and that “sometimes when you build bridges, you get walked on.”

“When the situation got heated, I recognized that I was getting into what the Bible calls ‘an ignorant and foolish dispute.’ What I recognize now is that I was set up to be put in crossfire. I am not going to allow people to abuse that or malign that for the sake of television,” said McClendon.

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“It tells the man of God to avoid…ignorant and foolish disputes because they lead to strife,” McClendon explained of the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:23. “I have spent 15, 16 years traveling the globe and I’ve cultivated a ministry of integrity around the world.”

“We’ve never denied anyone access to this ministry because they couldn’t afford my team,” he affirmed. Pray for me and pray for all of us involved that God would be glorified.”



  1. Rhonda Greer

    October 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I Respect the response, but no mention of him leaving the show…. Hmmmm – interesting…. Haven’t watched & will continue to stay clear of it!!!

    • Kaiser

      October 24, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      I respect the response as well, but how can he leave the show? The footage has already been shot. He has nothing to do with how that footage is cut/manipulated in post. These shows are generally done shooting before they ever air. That is probably why he didn’t mention leaving.

  2. Anon

    October 24, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I know him from many years ago in a previous encounter and I guarantee that the film depiction is accurate.

  3. Beth R.

    October 24, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    anyone can tell he continues to tell on his self he is what you call the ministry a sleaze ball, if you don’t have it he ain’t comin,steer clear away and pray from afar, he is in love with the $$$$. Bishop TD Jakes said it right its junk

  4. Bunnie

    October 25, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    I believe all these men knew exactly what they were getting into. It’s all about the $$$ and the fame. This show is doing damage to the Kingdom of Heaven but it’s getting big ratings so they will continue but the cost to them will be more than they want to pay in the end. SMH!!

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