*You might recognize his mustache or his comment…”P. Diddy, Jay Z, they’re not the only ones who should be driving Ferraris’ and living in large houses.” Bishop Ron Gibson says opulence isn’t reserved for laymen.
Gibson is one of five men starring in the new docu-series “Preachers of L.A.” He spoke with EURweb associate BlackTreeTV about the reality show, how it goes behind the pulpit and reveals the lives of mega-pastors in Southern California. The bishop says, being on reality TV is epic.
“It’s an opportunity to impact the world, let people know that Jesus is the true answer in a very practical way.”
Born and raised in South Central L.A. this preacher finds fulfillment in helping hurting people.
“Once we’re converted Jesus told Peter to go and strengthen his brothers. That is where I get the inspiration and passion.”
“I found this man took time to come to my game and tell me about Jesus Christ. He gave me a rock and told me to keep it in my pocket and said Jesus is that rock. If you ever overdose on drugs and are about to lose your life…just keep that rock in your pocket, that rock represents Jesus. He was a mentor to me. He didn’t torment. That had a lasting impression on my life. As I began to grow and mature, I realized these young boys, who are drifting aimlessly through life…they need mentors. ”
In his teens Gibson succumbed to the pressure of his neighborhood and joined the Compton Crips, leading to a life of crime and drug addiction. Later he founded Life Church Of God In Christ with only nine members. Today the congregation has grown to over 4,000 members.
“Preachers of L.A.” also follows Bishop Noel Jones, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, and Pastor Wayne Chaney and airs Wednesday nights on Oxygen.