From Reality TV To The Pulpit: Guess Which ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Is A Preacher
So I have to admit, curiosity got the best of me last night while watching the latest episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (If you missed it, check out our episode 13 recap). I was particularly intrigued by Porsha’s claim that when she sings, she sounds like a mixture of Mary J. Blige, Rihanna and Beyoncé. I was secretly hoping that she would sing at some point during the episode because you can’t compare your voice to the Queen of Hip Hop Soul and King Bey and not back it up. You can imagine the glee that overtook me during that restaurant scene when the girls finally coaxed her into giving them a little sample. You can also probably imagine my disappointment when the restaurant’s entertainment came out and disrupted her one-woman show.
At this point, my curiosity was piqued. I began scouring the Internet for clips of Porsha getting her Mary J. on; however I didn’t find one. What I did find was quite interesting though. I stumbled across a YouTube clip from August of 2010 that read: Evangelist Porsha Williams Part 1. To my surprise, it was actually a clip of Porsha delivering a sermon.
According to the clip, she was preaching at High Praise Christian Center Ministries in Lithonia, Georgia. It was interesting to see that the video referred to her as an “evangelist”; however, I’m not quite sure if she’s a licensed evangelist or not. Considering the fact that Porsha’s grandfather, Civil Rights activist, Hosea Williams was a reverend, this isn’t completely shocking. Despite Porsha’s behavior during this season, her being raised in church doesn’t seem far fetched.
Check out footage of Porsha’s sermon “The Helmet of Salvation” on the next page. What do you think of this? Do you find it difficult to take her seriously after witnessing her behavior on RHOA?