Last week, Bishop T.D. Jakes spoke out against Oxygen’s new reality series “Preachers of LA.” Along with calling the show “junk,” he denounced the minsters of the faith-based program — Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Noel Jones, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Bishop Ron Gibson, Pastor Jay Haizlip and Bishop Clarence McClendon — for showing off their flashy and worldly lifestyles.
“Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for. I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave,” he told the morning service at his Potters House church.
“You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie! I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Deitrick Haddon responded to Jakes’ criticism during an interview with Atlanta’s PRAISE 102.5 radio. The standout cast member said he was “shocked” to hear about the bishop’s disapproval.
“I have the absolute utmost respect for Bishop TD Jakes and what he represents. I considered him one of our generals in this generation,” he said. “I was a bit taken back and shocked when I saw his view on the show, being that he’s a forefather in unorthodox, unconventional methods of sharing the Gospel, whether it be through MegaFest or partnering with comedians or Oprah.”