Loretta Jones asks Bishop Noel Jones who he's inviting to his 4th of July party this year.
The Bishop tells her the usual suspects, including Bishop Ron Gibson and his wife LaVette -- who has been rather nosy toward Loretta in the past.
Pastor Wayne Chaney throws a family 4th of July barbecue.
Wayne's grandparents founded the Antioch Church, which is now Wayne's chuch.
Wayne explains that he's overloaded at church, and that he could really use some extra help.
Grandma agrees he needs some help, but doesn't like Wayne complaining about his role in the church.
Wayne does not like disappointing grandma.
Myesha agrees that Wayne is overwhelmed and really needs a right-hand man....or woman?
Minister Deitrick Haddon visits Bishop Noel Jones.
Deitrick says he's not preaching anymore because he was basically ousted by his divorce and baby-out-of-wedlock scandal.
You gotta keep preaching! says Jones.
Deitrick pries into Jones' love life.
Jones says he needs a woman who revolves around him, not the other way around.
"No wonder you're single!"
4th of July party at Bishop Jones' place!
Turns out, Deitrick isn't the only musical one in the group.
Sing it, Bishop Ron Gibson!
Everybody prays around Loretta's delicious food.
Prayers are led by the Bishop himself.
Oooo Loretta's lookin' FINE!
Ron and Noel play a game of pool.
Ron places a wager: if Ron wins, Noel has to marry Loretta.
Ron wins! Buuut it doesn't change Noel's mind.
Pretty 4th of July fireworks!
LaVette approaches Loretta after the fireworks to talk about her relationship with Noel...again.
Noel is chilin' with JJ.
Loretta decides to have a talk with Noel about their relationship. It's been 16 years man. What's goin' on?
Noel continues to beat around the bush.
Myesha tells her husband that SHE is qualified be his right-hand (wo)man in the church.
Wayne thinks the move might jeopardize their marriage -- not to mention anger the church board and congregants.
Dominique is ready to leave for Essence Fest in New Orleans.
She talks to her mom about Deitrick's dilemma. He wants to get back to preaching, but amid all this scandal...it's tough.
Faye's just busy being Faye.
Unofficial honeymoon suite!
Roaming the streets.
They come across a wandering preacher.
Deitrick likes her intentions.
They pray together.
Wayne proposes the idea of hiring his wife to the church board.
The board is not happy.
They think the congregants won't respect her, or his decision.
Noel, Deitrick and Dominique meet up in New Orleans!
They tell the Bishop that they got married.
He supports the couple, and says he's still happy to hold a wedding ceremony for them.
As for himself...Noel says he needs a psychologist to deal with his lady issues.
Cheers to that!
Hey, it's the Bishop with Reverend Al Sharpton!
Noel at work.
Deitrick entertains at Essence Festival.
Wayne confronts Myesha, and tells her that the choice is really hard.
Myesha breaks down.
Noel meets with a psychologist to discuss his commitment issues.
Noel recalls his mother abandoning him in Jamaica.
He fears that Loretta will abandon him too, which is why he keeps arms length and works all the time.
The psychologist recommends that Noel take a break from Loretta and regroup with a decision.
Noel tells Loretta that he's seeing a psychologist.
She is thrilled.
Then he tells her he needs a break, and that he's doing it so he can make a selfish decision for himself.