Meet Deitrick, an award-winning gospel artist, and his daughter Destin.
This is Deitrick's fiancee, Dominique.
Deitrick has had some scandal in the past. His ex-wife cheated on him, then he had Destin out of wedlock with Dominique.
Deitrick is planning a mega gospel show to help rejuvenate his career. It's gotta work!
They're totally cute.
Meet Bishop Ron Gibson and his wife Lavette.
They, too, are so cute.
Gibson is a former Crip member, and often uses his ministry to try and reach current gang members.
Today, he's heading out to Compton (armed with a Glock) to stop a fight between a Piru and a Crip member.
Meet Bishop Noel Jones, the only single preacher on 'Preachers of L.A.'
And his friend Loretta.
Jones is a son of a very important Bishop, and a very passionate preacher.
He also loves his dog JJ -- almost as much as he loves his Ferrari.
Deitrick visits Dominique and Destin, who live at Dominique's mother's house.
Dominique's mother offers Deitrick support for his upcoming show.
Deitrick goes to rehearsal.
Deitrick conducts his choir.
Meet the LXW Choir!
Meet Pastor Jay Haizlip and his wife, Christy.
Haizlip is a former pro skateboarder.
Sometimes he likes to walk the dog on wheels.
However, he wasn't always wholesome. Haizlip's call to the pulpit came after he hit rock bottom. He was addicted to cocaine and almost lost everything when he found Jesus.
Now, he and his wife make a great team running their ministry.
Meet Pastor Wayne Chaney and his wife, Myesha.
They are very affectionate.
Here come the kids!
Chaney is also a very passionate pastor.
Meet Bishop Clarence McClendon and his wife, Priscilla.
This couple is so prominent, they actually have stalkers. Here, Priscilla is concerned about a crazy woman writing to their family.
McClendon is a family man, and he is raising pious children.
His house is also totally swank.
McClendon has a large congregation.
Ron Gibson approaches the gang members.
They're all friends, apparently!
Ron convinces them to come to Deitrick's gospel show and be saved onstage.
Gibson had actually spoken to one of the gang members' fathers three months earlier -- he has since died of an overdose. Gibson cites this incident as a reason why the gangs should follow God.
The show's about to start.
Some preachers attend to support Deitrick.
It's a gripping performance.
Gibson calls up the gang members to accept Jesus Christ.
They make a truce.
Deitrick basically tells Gibson to hurry up.
Gibson's offended by Deitrick's interruption. He confides in his wife, and says he wants to confront Deitrick.
LaVette tells him he SHOULD confront Deitrick, but not in front of everyone.
Gibson invites all the preachers to his "Man Cave."
It's all fun and games!
Until it's time to get down to business.
Deitrick brings up money. He argues that preachers shouldn't have to be paid to make appearances.
Haizlip takes a neutral-ish position.
The argument gets rather heated.
McClendon is so worked up he decides to leave. Bodyguards in tow.