Fame, Fortune, Five-Thousand Dollar Bookings … And More!
A cool $5K is reported to be the going rate for one of the “Preachers of L.A.” to show up in your city to address your church congregation — but twice married Bishop Clarence McClendon says that couldn’t be further from the truth.
“We don’t establish an honorarium (a fee).” ~Bishop McClendon
Reports reveal the dirty dollar details were obtained straight from the debut of the Oxygen network reality show. Particularly, the said price may have been obtained from words Bishop McClendon exchanged with Deitrick Haddon, about his ministry … and, a scene in which “all of the preachers were captured as they arrived in separate cars alone. Then, Bishop McClendon was captured on camera arriving with several men walking behind him … making him look like a divo.”
Now, Bishop McClendon — an Illinois native — says he was “set up by producers.”
“I am not going to allow people to abuse that or malign that … for the sake of television.”
Here’s what Bishop McClendon had to say:
“It’s my son and my assistant who traveled with me and the other guy, carrying the luggage, that was the driver that the producers sent. I didn’t know who he was and don’t know his name to this day. It was obviously a set up.
I get 200-300 invitations a year. So I have to pick and choose. Here is the reality. I don’t travel with an entourage… No one. No pastor has been asked to or forced to pay for our team to go (anywhere).”
Here’s what MouthToEars.com is reporting:
“Bishop Clarence McClendon has a choir member and his wife pregnant at the same damn time. Bishop Clarence McClendon only waited seven days after his divorce was final to marry his second wife, Priscilla.”
After he claimed he was “set up … for the sake of television” … did Bishop McClendon go on to encourage people to watch “Preachers of LA” in an attempt to gain more ratings and increase his exposure? Of course! Just ask Tessa Maria Maxwell.