First Look: The Rapturous World of 'Preachers of L.A.' (PHOTOS!)

By Oxygen

"Known for their fiery sermons, community outreach and passionate followings, pastors have become iconic, beloved, and sometimes polarizing figures in modern culture. Yet, few people have access to these larger-than-life men away from the pulpit. Until now."

So says the press release for Preachers of LA, premiering this fall. But you don't have to wait until it airs on TV to get an early, behind-the-scenes glimpse - we've had a photographer trailing the show's production since Day 1. Preachers of LA follows six charismatic mega-pastors, from BET-nominated Gospel artist Deitrick Haddon to pro skateboarder Jay Haizlip to former Compton Crips member Ron Gibson

These photos depict a world where countless people come together to pray, sing, clap and seek direction. It's a world where pastors live in the public eye while balancing professional lives with personal relationships (just like the rest of us!). Check it out.

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