*TV One’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin will tackle the themes of power, corruption and redemption in the Black church with rebroadcast of “Amazing Grace: Drama In the Black Church” – A Washington Watch Special with Roland Martin on Sunday, May 19 at 11 AM ET. The special includes a one-on-one interview between Martin and Bishop T.D. Jakes exploring the depiction of the Black church in secular and pop culture media.
Topics explored during the hour include: the battle between Pastor Joel Peebles, son of the late Bishop Dr. James R. Peebles, Sr. and Apostle Betty Peebles, and the members of Landover’s Jericho City of Praise for control over church leadership.; the rise, fall and eventual redemption of Pastor Jamal Bryant and the rejection of Pastor Ralph Douglas West by his church leading to the successful creation of The Church Without Walls.
Panelists during the hour include: Founder and Senior Pastor of Community of Hope AME, Rev. Tony Lee; Senior Pastor of Third Street Church of God and Professor of Christian Ethics at Howard University School of Divinity,
Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders and Senior Pastor of Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins.
Meanwhile, “Roland Maritn and Washington Watch” deliver a behind-the-scenes look at the George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic featuring World Champion Boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard, Actor/Activist Don Cheadle, Cedric the Entertainer and actor Chris Tucker. Check it out below: