Last night after the airing of T Boz’ new reality show, Totally TBoz (click HERE if you missed that), TLC (the channel) hit us with the hee and offered yet another gem called The Sisterhood.
The show takes an interesting look into the lives of 5 “first ladies” who stand by their pastor hubbies through thick and thin. Based in Atlanta, GA, the ladies of the show promise to give us a real, no holds barred look into what it’s really like to hold down a household and lead a church by example.
“A first lady has to appear perfect because she sets the standard for the congregation” said cast member Dominique Scott (seen far right). Her co-star Tara Y. Lewis (center) echoes that sentiment, stating, “When you’re married to a pastor you’re held to a higher standard.”
Their cast mate Ivy Couch (second from right) quickly reminds viewers, though, that there’s more to them as women than supporting their men in the ministry. “If you pull back the curtain and see us for who we truly are, you’d be shocked,” she said.
Dominque knows that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. She and her husband Brian grew The Good Life Ministry until they were forced to shut down due to hard times. Now the couple is back on their feet and looking for new opportunities to spread the word of God.
And you can chalk another reality show up for Xscape! That would be thanks to Ivy, who was a member of the group before settling down with her hubby Mark. Don’t remember her? She told BlackMediaScoop.com that she joined the group after Kandi left in 2000. Since they’d also lost their deal with Jermain Dupri the group didn’t do much.
Music is a huge part of the ministry for Delana Rutherford (second from left) and her husband Myles. While a quick glance makes Delana seem more rocker chick than church lady, she said, “Preachers wives can run from very conservative to very radical.”
Finally, there’s Christina Murray (far left) who won’t hesitate to tell anyone, “I’m Dominican and I don’t play.” She and her hubby Anthony have one of the biggest congregations in Atlanta with the Oasis Family Life Church. The couple is happy to see their congregation grow, but sometimes it is a challenge to meet everyone’s needs in church and still keep an eye on their daughters.
Check out the full episode after the break and post your thoughts!