Oxygen Media expands the network’s popular franchise and heads to Motown with the season premiere of “Preachers Detroit,” on Wednesday, February 18 at 10 PM ET/PT. The series focuses 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.“Preachers of Detroit” showcases the unique perspective of men and women of God in their places of faith as well as throughout their lives outside of the church. From the challenges of being a woman bishop in a field that is dominated by men to keeping faith alive in a city that has faced tremendous hardship, these pastors are strong and resilient individuals who are not afraid to push boundaries in their communities. The prominent pastors include: Bishop Charles H. Ellis III, Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Pastor Tim Alden, Pastor David Bullock, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston, Pastor Don William Shelby Jr. and Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole.
Meet the Cast of “Preacher of Detroit”:
- Bishop Charles H. Ellis III (@bishopche3)
As one of the most respected and authoritative figures in the religious community, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III serves as the Senior Pastor of Greater Grace Temple where he ministers to a congregation of over 6,500 people in Detroit, Michigan. Admired across the country, and beyond, his world-renowned church has hosted a number of historical events and services including the funeral of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
- Bishop Corletta Vaughn (@BishopCVaughn)
One of the world’s most prominent women of faith, Bishop Corletta Vaughn shattered the stained glass ceiling of the church world when she became a female preacher against her Baptist church’s strict rules and has been dedicated to the cloth for over 40 years. She is currently the Senior Pastor of The Holy Ghost Cathedral and Chief Apostle to Go Tell It Evangelistic Ministry Worldwide. Her network provides oversight to 70 churches nationally and more than 1300 ministries globally.
- Pastor Tim Alden (@PastorTimothyJ)
A Detroit native, Pastor Tim Alden recently expanded his ministry back to his hometown from LA where he ministers at the City of Praise Christian Church. Still a virgin and in his early fifties, at one time he felt that his special brand of ministry – preaching abstinence and purity – was better suited for California, however, he recently felt compelled to return to Detroit in hopes of influencing positive change in the community.
- Pastor David Bullock (@dalexanderb)
An activist throughout the city of Detroit, Pastor David Bullock has an outspoken, engaging personality that has established himself as a media sensation with a loyal fan base. Relishing in his reputation and driven by a sense of purpose, he is known for having a Bible in one hand and a bullhorn in the other. Although he plans to run for office in hopes of making substantial changes to the city, Pastor Bullock’s first love is practicing ministry as the leader of the Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church.
- Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston (@PastorLangston)
Called to salvation at the age of twenty, Bishop-Elect Clarence Langston is currently the Founder and Senior Pastor of Word in Action Christian Center in Detroit, Michigan. Bishop-Elect Langston is joined in ministry by his wife, Co-Pastor Robyn Langston, and their three children. Not afraid to be brutally honest, Bishop-Elect Langston has a controversial approach to the gospel and being such an upstart young Bishop, he has come to realize that all eyes are watching as he pursues his journey to the top.
- Pastor Don William Shelby Jr. (@DonWShelby)
Pastor Don William Shelby Jr. and wife, Bonita Shelby, founded his congregation Burning Bush International Ministries Church of God in Christ over twenty years ago. Between juggling his ministries, the family singing career, the church’s renowned gospel choir and the recent development project, Pastor Shelby is faced with the challenge of being spread very thin with all of his endeavors.
- Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole (@DorindaTheRose)
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole has been juggling a busy schedule for the past twenty years. Ministering both nationally and internationally, she serves as an administrator at the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop J. Drew Sheard. In addition to her personal music career, she also records and performs as a part of the legendary Grammy Award-winning gospel group, The Clark Sisters.
For more “Preachers of Detroit” content, fans can visit the official show site to see exclusive video, behind-the-scenes photos, news, interviews and bios. While each episode premieres, viewers can see and interact with real-time content synched to the show, including chats, photos, bonus videos and more. In addition, fans should Like and Follow the official Preachers on Oxygen Facebook page and Twitter account using the hashtag #PreachersofDetroit. And, beginning on February 12, fans can access exclusive content available on Video On Demand including bonus footage and interviews with the cast.