If you follow the lightning rod of the church better known as former pastor of 20 years and inimitable, charismatic and uber-hilarious host of Larry Reid Live, then you know the name Andrea Garrison rings a bell. Miss Garrisson was the subject of one of Larry Reid’s most engaging shows early on. Reid fearlessly tackles hot topics within the church and gospel music community and with his expose’ on Victor Couzens burst open wide the culture of misdeeds by ministers. Reid also made a number of appeals to ministers and pastors who fathered children out of wedlock and through extra-marital affairs to take care of their children and become an active part in their lives.
Who could forget the ongoing saga of Larry Reid and the latest with Pastor John Gray? It seemed as though Reid had new “alleged” information each week and countered each press clip and sound byte Pastor Gray and his Wife, Aventer shared. Even Iyanla Van Zandt and RCA Inspiration exec Phil Thornton hit the line when Rob Hatcher chose Reid’s proverbial couch as his choice to decompress and defend himself following an explosive two part episode of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” with troubled gospel superstar Le’Andria Johnson.
Reid’s incessant injection of spots from the Prophetic College are met with interest, concern and dismay and Reid praises Master Prophet E. Bernard Jordan. In this clip, Reid brings the conversation from his show offline as he engages the women of the prophetic college. In this clip, Andrea Garrison joins the conversation and a new level of discourse emerges. Regardless of what you think of Reid, his show and the “entertainment” that ensues during each episode, he deserves credit for taking this issue beyond the bounds of social media fodder and into the realm of dealing with it and even the possibility of healing from the plethora of issues that perpetuate this shortcoming.
This shortened clip began making the rounds this week and many people agree with this last commenter. I watched this yesterday and I agree that we need disruptions to church as normal to begin to have this conversation. This is the season we’re in…a disruption and those who are willing to disrupt and be disrupted will see what God is doing. Sorry if you didn’t get on in the last wave, we’re moving on…and it looks like recovery from the last wave in so many areas!
Do you agree with the last commenter that much of what people have accepted is institutionalized hypocrisy? Share your thoughts with me below, in the comments.