Pastor Le’Andria Johnson is ready to bring reality back to reality TV.
The 33-year-old stars in Oxygen’s new hit show, Preachers of Atlanta, and her methods of preaching are unorthodox, to say the least. Last week’s premiere saw Johnson taking her ministry to the streets, preaching to prostitutes — even handing out condoms and cigarettes.
“It’s not that I do these things every day, but if it’s called for, I will do it,” Johnson tells ETonline.
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“I want to meet them where they are, you know?” Johnson explains. “And the best thing that I can do [is] dress up like them … and start a conversation, create a conversation. By the end of that conversation, then I can be like, ‘OK, let me take this wig off, you know, let me come back. I’m gonna meet you at this place, let me come back and I’m dressed in regular clothes,’ and they gonna be like, ‘Who are you?’ And I’m like, ‘The same girl that was in them shorts and fishnets.’ I’m the same woman.”
Johnson says it comes from a place of respect.
“At the end of the day, that’s their trade,” she adds. “They do what they do. I’m a pastor — I’m gonna give them a condom. They’re prostitutes, that’s what they do. They’re not gonna have sex? Come on. They gonna have sex, so I’m gonna give you a condom. I’m gonna give you a condom, and talk about Christ.”
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