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“Preachers’ Daughters” Disaster

On March 12, 2013, a real life docu-series entitled “Preachers’ Daughters” will begin on the Lifetime network supposedly revealing the intimate details of three pastors and their “rebellious” daughters.  Below is a description from the Lifetime network describing the specifics of each family.

The Colemans of Joliet, Illinois
Eighteen-year-old Taylor is set on pushing boundaries established by her strict father, Ken, a pastor of City of Refuge Pentecostal Church, who, following the mistakes he made with his older children, wants nothing more than to keep Taylor as his little angel. Taylor craves freedom from all of the rules in the house and occasionally rebels by sneaking out, kissing boys and giving into temptation, all the while trying to maintain her relationship with her Lord. While her mother Marie tries to keep the peace between Taylor and Ken, she fears his stern rules will push Taylor to act out even more, especially when she gets to college. Conflicted and frustrated with her father’s demands, Taylor confides in her half-sister Kendra, who Ken kicked out of the house when she was pregnant at 20.

The Koloffs of Kannapolis, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee
Kolby is a fun-loving, curious 16-year-old ready to start dating, but quickly discovers it won’t be as easy as she thinks since she has not one, but two preacher parents. Her father, Nikita, a former professional wrestler-turned traveling evangelist who often gives sermons to thousands of parishioners at a time, has his own struggles with Kolby’s adolescence. Meanwhile, her mother and Nikita’s ex-wife, Victoria, a Christian preacher who hosts a faith-based radio show and is the director of two pregnancy centers, carries a no-nonsense approach to talking to teens, including Kolby and her friends, about sex. With three older sisters—Teryn (30), Tawni (28) and Kendra (20)—Kolby leans on them for support and guidance on her life, particularly when Nikita and Victoria become too overbearing and embarrassing.

The Perrys of Oceano, California
Olivia is an 18-year-old teen mom who, after partying hard, using drugs and drinking in high school, dramatically changed her life after the birth of her daughter. While trying to balance life as a young single mom, Olivia relies heavily on both her family and her faith, especially when she questions the paternity of her baby. Her father Mark, pastor of Everyday Church, and wife Cheryl, lead a hands-on approach to parenting, but often rely on prayer, rather than discipline, for their daughters. Olivia’s sister Emily (20) lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a model and faces temptation as part of her lifestyle and career, while oldest sister Audrey (23) never went through a rebellious phase like her sisters are facing.

If I were a member of one of these churches, I would be running for the hills; quickly.

“If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?” – 1 Timothy 3:5

This show is a complete disaster and society’s stepping stone to further mocking Christianity and its values.  Why not air a show about young faith filled gals who are successfully tackling the demonic forces surrounding them; featuring pastors and fathers who have actually put their families first.  Wow!  What a thought!  I personally know pastors who have done so, and their children are leaders capable of running from any influence that they may encounter because they’ve been raised according to the God-ordained Scripture; not the emasculated, watered-down version we unfortunately know of today.  That’s the kind of pastor and church I want associate with.

Mary Gjertsen

Mary is a stay-at-home mother of three beautiful kids and she heads up's children's ministry.