good evening. thank you for joining us. in l.a., a group of men seeking money, flashy cars and girlfriend, hardly seems out of the ordinary. when the men are men of god, preachers, it is a little different. the cloth these holy men wear is strictly designer and now as abc's david wright reports, one group of them will be opening up to the world how they balance living for god and those al mighty in god we trust dollars. for our series "faith matters." >> reporter: the city of angels ain't the bible belt, preachers here aren't from central casting. like so many others chasing the hollywood dream, they have star power. >> p-diddy, jay-z, they're not the only one whose should be driving ferraris. >> reporter: some clearly enjoy living the good life. >> you see my glory but you don't know my story. >> reporter: the idea behind oxygen any show, debuting next
month. preachers of laf lay. the title sound like a stretch, right, l.a. its about something other than god for most people? >> yes, right, right, right. lost souls. >> reporter: lost souls. >> l.a. where all the lost angels are. >> reporter: reality tv brought us the drama and decadence of real housewives. and taught us the meaning of gtl on jersey shore. and showed us it is possible to be famous just for being famous. provided your last name is kardashian. so why not a reality show about religious leaders? men of power and in some cases great wealth. think of it as lifestyles of the rich and spiritual. >> a family of god! >> reporter: the show is generating controversy even before the first episode has aired. some church groups denouncing it based on the trailer. even starting an online petition against it. they're not the sort you would
expect to find at an old-fashioned tent revival. the bishop used to be a gang banger. >> on the way to compton. in case they don't respect the lord in me i'm taking the law with me, taking mr. glock. >> reporter: now saving gang bangers is a big part of his ministry. >> that jesus christ died for my sins in jesus' name. >> reporter: the bishop whose entourage is as big as anything from entourage. >> if you want my ministry, you need what i bring. my men know how i flow. >> reporter: a tattooed pastor, a former professional skateboarder. >> god has taken a skateboard and turned into it a pulpit. a platform. >> reporter: i'm sure there is a metaphor there, taking the plunge? >> totally. there comes a point we all have to make that commitment and drop in and go for it. and when you drop in and, you don't want to hesitate or pull back. because itch yf you do that it e disastrous.
>> pastor of a mega church whose sunday morning routine include a wellness ritual before he steps out on to the pulpit. bishop knowle jones, his flock at city of refuge church one of the biggest in l.a. county. >> reporter: you are a respected member of the community. lead one of the biggest churches in los angeles. >> i have no idea why anybody in your position would agree to do a reality show? >> well i didn't think it was a reality show going in. it was -- docu-series. whatever that is. >> reporter: what is it you are hoping people get out of this? >> i hope that people will understand even the people you put on pedestals have to deal with the same problems you have to deal with. >> reporter: they're human. >> that they're human. >> reporter: one of bishop's human frailties is a weakness for fast cars. >> it generates 600 horses. >> reporter: and the show suggests he is a bit of a lady's
man. >> women throw themselves at you in the business. >> when you get to my age, you think why can't i have some fun? i like to go fast in my cars. i like it. it's a part of being successful. it is a mean machine. >> reporter: he took me out for a quick spin. and an emphasis on the word quick. >> like the bat mobile. >> you can't to get out now i'm any sure. >> if a preacher is preaching health, wealth, prosperity if his presentation is love jesus and you will be rich. then how is he going to show it? >> reporter: he better drive a ferrari. >> he better drive a bentley or ferrari, whatever, that's not my message. >> reporter: what is your message? >> my message is to promote people to move in whatever their gifts are, be appreciative of the opportunity, not only of life, but of being gifted. you come in naked. you are going to leave naked.
>> reporter: some of the other preachers on the show preach that wealth can be a sign of god's favor. >> the bible says that i wish above all things that you would prosper and be in health. i believe that. >> reporter: in fact the idea of preacher leave opulence becomes, well, a bit of an issue in the first episode of the show. >> when god anointed you you didn't have an entourage. >> reporter: you get into an argument what's that all about? >> a biblical topic. >> you are telling me i don't know scripture. >> no, you are disrespecting me. >> no he is not. >> reporter: seemed look you were coming down on him for having such a big entourage. is that fair? >> i wasn't coming down on him. i was just really expressing my. >> reporter: he was a bit too flash, right? >> in some instances yes we can be over the top as preachers. >> reporter: needless to say his challenge did not go down well with some of the others.
>> they're smart. businessmen. you know they invested in real estate. or made wise investments in other areas. abraham was rich in silver, cattle and gold. the bible calls abraham the father of faith. >> reporter: the eye of the needle and the camel. >> the book says it is harder to put a camel through an eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. the disciple's response to that was who can be saved then. jesus said with good all things are possible. >> reporter: in other word, wealth need not be a barrier to salvation. in between consumption, some actual moments of ministry both from the pulpit. >> the problem with the world today i found out we want everything but what we really need. >> reporter: and on the streets. >> jesus said i have come so you may have life. this is low life. >> as for detrick, he is not so
much after fortune but fame. awe asinging the gospel. preaching, no different than preaching, putting melanie to it. gospel singer and preacher trying to bounce back after a scandal. >> you have a young lady pregnant, out of wedlock when my divorce is not final. >> reporter: seems you are the man that brings some drama to this thing. you are out there competing for grammy awards as well as souls? >> i'm a recording artist. >> reporter: you are of the world and the other world the show is all about. >> absolutely. i am in this world. but preaching the gospel. >> reporter: had to resign for the church in motown amidst the scandal. after moving new l.a. he married the baby mama and his daughter is clearly the apple of his eye. >> jesus, come on! you say jesus. she get a shout on. she is a blessing to me. >> reporter: a cutie. >> at a critical time in my
life. i felt like giving up. just knowing she was on the way started to pull me out. >> for him coming to l.a. was the path to redemption. is the world of preaching here different from the world that you knew in detroit? >> no, not the at all. preachers are preachers everywhere. and schchurch folk are church f everywhere. >> reporter: preachers on this show are big personalities with lots of flash. >> preachers are very entertaining people. >> reporter: not slin sequesthr violet, that's for sure. ♪ god still hears a sinner's prayer ♪ >>ened of the day we are human beings. we are all flesh and blood. even with our titles and all the pratz praises that we have and accolade, we are highly decorated dirt. >> reporter: why not a reality show to dish it. david wright for "nightline" in los angeles. ♪ ♪ ♪ i feel like preaching to day
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>> hearing a lot of clicks, whistles. then all of a sudden there is a strong vocalization. right before they're going to strand. there they are. >> reporter: after hours of watching and waiting we were looky enough to spot a stranding ourselves. wow. >> all right. >> reporter: we learned while reward may be big for the dolphin so are the risks. >> if they sit there too long they can crush internal organs, burn. a lot of bad things can happen. >> reporter: at 400 pound each, these meals if not expertly executed could turn into a suicide mission. another onshore danger, tourists as word spreads about the secret spectacle, experts worry the dolphin will shy away. >> there is a line of 50 people on the beach they're nervous about stranding and won't strand. it affects their behavior. snider says the dolphin are one
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unless the owner knows nothing about i how former star nfl lineman brian holloway learned he hadn't been to invited to an alcohol fueled bash with underaged kids at a residence that looked familiar. holloway was in florida when his plugged in son saw photos of the party of the summer as attend yiss called it. students from nine schools in the area, partying at his upstate new york home. he called the police. in the meantime. watched the tweets roll in about the crazy -- night. holloway says they smashed windows and doors to get in and left him with floors urinated on. graffitied walls. $20,000 in damage in adedition o stolen property. you may think the big guy would want to knock heads. instead he create aid website. called help me save 300. to post pictures of the kids
tweeting abut the party and asked for all 300 or so to come back and help him clean up. so he could help them turn their lives around. >> everything broken can be fixed. everything stolen could be returned. there is 300 lives in trouble. that's all that i focused on. >> the county sheriff is investigating as well. thanks to oversharing kids, has a digital trail of crumbs to follow. >> thank you for watching abc news. world news now is coming up soon with overnight breaking new. i will see you at "good morning america" tomorrow. as always we are online at abcnews.com. good night. >> announcer: every day more americans choose abc news, america's number one news source.
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