Bishop Clarence E. McClendon: "I Came to California with $70"

By Oxygen


While we eagerly await the premiere of Preachers of L.A. on October 9 at 10/9c, we've been learning the fascinating, utterly humanizing backstories of the show stars. Today, we get to know Bishop Clarence E. McClendon, who found his calling in the church and answered it by the tender age of seven. Armed with strong beliefs and a major work ethic, McClendon rose from nothing and became a wildly successful L.A. pastor. It certainly helped that his own pastor father had him outlining scriptures as a child while the rest of the kids got to go out and play baseball! For all his success he says: "God prospers and blesses men and women who trust Him. I'm not surprised, I'm grateful." Watch the video!

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