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Bishop Noel Jones hopes to reach non-religious viewers with ‘Preachers of LA’

noeljonesGet ready, because the church is headed to reality TV in Oxygen’s new series Preachers of L.A.

The show, which premieres Wednesday, gives viewers a never-before-seen look into the lives of six high-profile pastors from Los Angeles. >From pro skateboarder Pastor Jay Haizlip to Grace Jones’ brother Bishop Noel Jones to Bishop Clarence McClendon, who reaches 250 million homes via international broadcast each week, Preachers of L.A. will explore the human side of these ambitious and very powerful men of faith.

During an recent interview, Bishop Jones responded to those that might find a reality show about pastors to be unsettling.

“There’s absolutely no way to function in any capacity as a religious leader of any kind and not have an understanding of what’s secular and you have to bridge the gap,” Bishop Jones said. “I have to somehow find a way to reach people who aren’t going to walk into my assembly. Does it take the risk of people liking and disliking? Of course, that goes with the territory.”

During a scene in episode 1 of Preachers of L.A. the men of the cloth have an argument while at a gathering at the home of cast member Bishop Ron Gibson. Bishop Jones says he thinks “it’s wonderful” that viewers will get a chance to see preachers outside of the church interacting with each other.

“All pastors don’t keep their tempers. Pastors have conflicts with each other,” Bishop Jones confessed. “Some preachers don’t get along with other preachers. That’s just life. It just shows that all of us have something to overcome. I think it’s wonderful.”

When all is said and done Bishop Jones hopes that Preachers of L.A. brings nonreligious viewers to God.

“I hope this helps to bridge the gap and causes them to feel there is something about this group of men that I could listen, I could here. There’s something they have that I would like to embrace and be a part of.”

Tune into Preachers of L.A. tonight Wednesday Oct. 9th at 10/9c on Oxygen.

Gospel Artist Holy Boy NOW Revealed as Herbert D. Woods!

Meet Herbert D. Woods also known by his stage name Holy Boy. Back with a new a project called  Ghetto Gospel – Taking it to the streets, Woods is on the move again releasing a new single “In His Will”. This anointed pianist and psalmist is known for songs like “Hold On” and “Church Tonight” “Hold On”off his first album Out of Time which was featured on Gospel of Music with Jeff Majors in 2010.A native of Mobile Alabama, Woods is a star-studded vocalist with high appeal to traditional  & urban contemporary  gospel music) So when asked why the project is called Ghetto Gospel, he replies “I am taking my ministry beyond the church walls..spreading the good news which is the gospel” says Woods. “Jesus met people where they were and spread the gospel in the ghettos of communities and I intend to do the same.”The single “In His Will” is an uplifting, feel good mid-tempo track with screamed ad-lib and stretched vocals infusing the message “If you want me to stay, I’ll be around today to be available for you to use me…” With the Family Affair laid back sound, it is almost deniable once you start to groove into the melody and chorus “Stay in his will”.When asked why he all of a sudden decided to use his real name in the industry, Woods replied, “I just want people to know me for who I really am. The name Holy Boy was a fun way to promote myself but that was years ago and this is a new era and people change every day and in order for us to move on the vision God has for us sometimes that means redefining who we are as a person.”

The single releases everywhere music is sold online. Visit www.rkdmusic.com for more details on Herbert D. Woods and his new single.

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