The Sheards’ docu-drama officially has a premiere date for its BET network premiere, which will document the struggles and faith of the gospel-singing Christian family led by a megachurch Pastor.
Well here is some good ole Gospel Tea. Bishop J. Drew Sheard, the leader of a megachurch in Detroit called Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, will appear in the show alongside his family that includes first lady Karen Clark Sheard, recording artist Kierra Sheard, and producer J. Drew Sheard II. While the first lady is a 4-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter in the gospel community, her 24-year-old daughter and 22-year-old son are attempting to make their mark in the music world.
However, the show will follow the Sheard siblings balancing adulthood while trying to make the right choices. Although the younger Sheards are in the church community, cameras will follow them on their path where they will encounter sex, drugs and relationships, according to BET.
Although the show does not premiere until Sunday April 7 at 10 p.m. ET, BET released a premiere video that gives audiences a glimpse of the issues taking place within the family. While Kierra seems to be attempting to find her voice in gospel music, her younger brother seems to be struggling with his own identity outside of the church.
“Everybody forgets about the fact that I want to be me,” J Drew II said in the BET preview. “I want to get out and have fun.”
While the 22-year-old was shown partying with different women, his parents questioned whether he is living a life suitable for a Christian.
I guess everybody deserves a chance to show their life. Mary Mary did it and it really helped them out, so I guess they deserve a chance to show their life. It should be good we will tune in.
Take a look at the sneak peek here!
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