It was only a matter of time before the “Preachers” franchise would move to the ATL, home to some of the biggest and most renowned ministries in the country.
Oxygen Media has announced the newest incarnation of their “Preachers” franchise with the installment of “Preachers of Atlanta,” which is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.
According to Oxygen, the network will take a foray into the world of religion through the lens of five pastors with drastically different approaches to their ministry. The show promises to examine many of the most hot-button and polarizing issues in America today. From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts of the rippling and emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement, these unconventional preachers have no boundaries when it comes to tackling real issues that affect real people in their communities. The five preachers challenging the status quo are Pastor Corey Hambrick, Pastor Le’Andria Johnson, Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier, andPastor Judah Swilley.
“Preachers of Atlanta” offers a fresh perspective on men and women of the cloth determined to meet people in their current circumstances in order to inspire a resurgence of faith. Their ministries include communicating spiritual messages through hip-hop lyrics and venturing into the neighborhoods of Atlanta to find those in need. The pastors are real, passionate, and unashamed in their transparency, using their imperfections and out-of-the-box ways to reach a new generation for God.
“‘Preachers of Atlanta’ features a young, vibrant group of pastors who are pushing the envelope and tackling real-world issues in their communities, creating thought-provoking dialogue,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice Presidentof Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “The series showcases a new generation of preacherswho, through their nontraditional approaches, are unapologetic in their ministry and unafraid to break down boundaries in an effort to drive positive change.”
For more “Preachers of Atlanta” content, fans can visit the official show site to see exclusive video, behind-the-scenes photos, news, interviews, and bios. During the premiere of each episode, viewers can watch and interact with real-time content synced to the show, including chats, photos, bonus videos, and more. To learn more about the cast and get exclusive, snackable content, fans can like the official Preachers on Oxygen Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram using #PreachersofAtlanta.
Take a look at the cast of “Preachers of Atlanta.”