Are Most ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ Hot-to-Trot Lolitas?



So I was looking over the wife’s shoulder while she was watching “Project Runway” on Lifetime TV. During a commercial break, Lifetime aired a promo for a new show that debuts tonight. 

The promo begins with the familiar Aretha Franklin tune, “I Say a Little Prayer,” playing in the background.

A young woman, looking like she works for some sort of escort service, is getting dressed. She oh-so-sexily applies her lipstick and mascara before teasingly stroking her hair.

She surveys a rack of clothes before deciding upon a dress that looks very much like lingerie. She puts on a pair of suede high heeled pumps then walks down a flight of stairs (in slow motion, of course).

I thought the promo was for some spin-off of “The Client List,” the Lifetime series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a lovable housewife-next-door turned high-priced escort.

But, in fact, it was for a new Lifetime reality show – “Preachers’ Daughters” – that most Christians, I suspect, will find offensive. Not the least because it promises viewers that the series will “raise some hell.”

“Preachers’ Daughters” features three families, headed by pastors, with teen-age daughters. Each episode, according to Lifetime, offers “a hard-hitting but often humorous look at the lives of these pastors’ daughters as they balance the temptations every teen-ager faces with their parents’ strict expectations and code of conduct as influenced by their faith.”

Of course, the problem with putative “reality” shows is that they present a decidedly distorted picture of reality. And so it is with “Preachers’ Daughters.”

Olivia, the 18-year-old daughter of Mark Perry, pastor of Everyday Church in Oceano, California, spent her high school years partying hard, abusing drugs and alcohol. She got pregnant and, so promiscuous was she, she didn’t even know who her baby’s father was.

Taylor, the teen-aged daughter of Ken Coleman, pastor of City of Refuge Pentecostal Church in Lockport, Illinois, rebels against the rules set down by her dad, sneaking out of the house, kissing boys and yielding to temptation. Taylor says “my alter ego kind of wants to be a porn star.”

Then there’s Kolby, the 16-year-old daughter of Nikita Koloff, a former professional wrestler who makes the family’s home in Spring Hill, Tennessee but is now a traveling evangelist. Kolby’s mom Victoria, who is divorced from her dad Nikita, happens to be a preacher herself, hosting a faith-based radio program. Teen-aged Kolby complains that before every guy she dates, “my mom has to interrogate him.”

“God made the world in seven days,” says Lifetime’s promo for “Preachers’ Daughters.” “Moses parted the Red Sea. But if these preachers can control their teen-age daughters, it would really be a miracle.”

Well, I know that there are some teen-aged pastor’s daughters that drink, that abuse drugs, that are unwed moms. I imagine there are a few here and there that get caught up in the sex business, perhaps even becoming porn stars. And I accept that there may be a few reared in broken homes, where dad and mom, both pastors, are divorced.

But that’s not the reality of most preachers’ daughters. In fact, most are well-adjusted. Most are respectful of their parents. And most take seriously their Christian walk.

I know this not only from following the activities of Christian youth, including PKs (preachers’ kids), but also from first-hand experience. Because I grew up with two God-loving, self-respecting sisters who are preachers’ daughters.

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3 thoughts on “Are Most ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ Hot-to-Trot Lolitas?

  1. pastorjackwilson on said:

    The problem associated with Christianity is that the world holds you to perfection while we are in this body of sin. This show picked out the exception and went with it. That is what will make their titillating show. They would not dare make a show of the God fearing young ladies who have kept them selves and are developing into good Godly woman because hey, that would be boring for perverted minds.
    We will never change the way the world thinks but we can make sure, we change the way our kids think.
    So many times I have seen preachers kids go astray because the preacher is more concerned with his flock at Church than his flock at home. God, family, Church. that’s the order of things. “1Ti 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) ”

    I do not believe God ever intended women to be preachers. Perhaps that can be another subject but look at the couple that both professed to be God’s servants. They are now divorced and no matter what they are teaching with their mouth, their daughter is seeing with her eyes.

    Let us be ever so careful to be the persons of God we need to be so that our children will copy all that they see.

    • Jade on said:

      Now that some time has passed, I hope that both the author of this article and the commenter have had an opportunity to watch a few episodes of the show. I have watched it from beginning to end and I have found it at times humorous, but more importantly inspirational. All of the girls featured are trying to be the best people that they can be with the added pressure of growing up under the microscope of a congregation watching and commenting on everything they do. They have all pledged their lives to God and even when they make mistakes, they deal with them as best they can being teenagers and Christians.

      Quite a lot of people found the show to be boring because it did not deliver on the promised wild child personas that the girls were given during the promotional phase of the show, but I do think that for Christian families, watching it together was a great starting point for conversations about sin, forgiveness, guilt and many other important topics that families should be able to discuss openly.

      I honestly hadn’t had much hope for the show initially, but after watching a few episodes I was glad that I gave it a chance. I hope that you guys did too. I’m sorry if my message sounds harsh or accusatory. I never know how things come across to other people when typing instead of talking. :-/

      • You did not sound harsh or accusatory however I don’t remember the post and probably don’t get it here in the Philippines to watch it.

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