Some popular pastors have expressed their disappointment in the depiction of church leaders on shows like “Preachers of L.A.,” but Kierra Sheard has a different perspective.
As a preacher’s daughter and reality TV star, the “Sunday Best” judge said the wealth of men of God like Clarence McClendon and Ron Gibson, two stars of “Preachers of L.A.,” isn’t necessarily a negative thing.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being successful because the Bible talks about being wealthy. The Bible says money is the answer to all things and in this life, it is,” Kierra told CocoaFab.com. “You have to get a job that will pay you so you can live comfortably. If you understand your purpose in life and understand who God is in your life, I don’t think money should affect your faith.”
Many “Preachers of L.A.” critics took issue with the apparent flashy lifestyle lived by the show’s stars. The men spoke about flying across the world to minister and argued over honorarium payments for their services. Some of the pastors require them; others don’t. Regardless, many of the men are earning way more than their congregants.
However, Kierra suggested it’s not about how much you make, but about what you do with that money.
“The way we worship the Lord is by being good managers of what God has given us. If God gives me a million dollars and makes me a millionaire, then I ask, ‘In what way am I giving to those in need? In what way am I managing my money well so I’m not in a rut? In what way am I worshipping the Lord with my money?’”
While some might point out that Jesus led a life of poverty, Kierra said Christians like nice things just like anybody else.
“I don’t think having money and buying a Mercedes means you’re not a Christian. Your walk is built into your character. Those material things have nothing to do with your character,” she said. “I don’t think there’s nothing wrong with wearing red bottoms. We like nice things. Even a poor person likes nice things.”
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