4 Megachurch Pastors to Host Talk Show on Fox

“The Preachers” is a new talk show hosted on Fox that aims to resemble the format of The View. The show will feature four prominent megachurch pastors that includes: Dr. Jamal Bryant, pastor and founder of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland; John Gray, associate pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas; Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr., senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta, Georgia and The House of Hope of Macon, Georgia; and Orrick Quick, pastor of God Seekers Church in High Point, North Carolina.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

How do we balance mass media outreach with celebrity pastors and personalities today?

  • Is imitation effective? Pastors who appear on a mainstream channel can reach a lot of people with the Gospel, but how much will their message suffer if they need to have mass appeal for viewers?
  • What are the risks that come with celebrity pastors? The more a church relies on the personality of a single pastor, the more that church’s fate rises and falls on that pastor’s conduct. In addition, could the ministry of others be overlooked?
  • How should churches use media? Should your church send out press releases and invite reporters to your big events? Are there opportunities to use the media for good that you are overlooking?

Consider reviewing your church’s communication plan with a few staff members in order to find new opportunities.

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  • RL Stanley May 16, 2016 Reply

    This will be an ecclesiastical disaster. What in the world is Fox thinking!

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