'So You Think You Can Preach' TV show looking for the next big Christian preacher
For Christians who dream of becoming a famous preacher like T.D. Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen or Benny Hinn, there's a new TV reality show that could help them realise their aspiration.
The show is called "So You Think You Can Preach." Its producers are looking for individuals aged 16 to 35 years old who have the ability to inspire people longing to connect to God. It will be hosted by Greg Davis and Courtney Lane Maki.
The target audience of "So You Think You Can Preach" will be Christians who regularly attend church services.
"Many can speak into a microphone, but how many can inspire, change lives and create that bond that is needed to have one turn their life around by the message that they will deliver during the Live Shows?" the show's website reads.
The grand winner of the show will receive a lifetime opportunity preaching at two megachurches, together with $25,000 in cash and a new car.
People have been expressing mixed feelings regarding the show, according to Charisma News.
"First they started with competition in worship, now it's competition in the pulpit? There is no competition in the kingdom of heaven! If you're concerned about becoming the 'next big thing,' check your heart! 'Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31)," Nia Bullock wrote on Facebook.
Jawn Murray adds: "No! No! NO! No more preachers on realityTV! #RealityTV#preachers #church."
On the other hand, Corletta J. Vaughn said "So You Can Preach" is a fantastic idea. "I love this... Go ahead Holy Spirit and get the Word of God out there by any means necessary! Wow ... How strategic!" she wrote on Facebook.