THE SISTERHOOD: New Reality TV Show Takes A Look At Church Pastors’ Wives

Church pastors’ wives, commonly known as “first ladies,” have been the subject of a lot of conversations on social media as a result of a new TLC reality series, “The Sisterhood.” The series focuses on the lives of five pastors’ wives from Atlanta.

Whether you love or hate the series, it draws attention to a special bond that, unless you have it, you don’t get it.

An article in this month’s “Essence” magazine explores that sisterhood and how spiritual women can uplift and support pastors’ wives. We’re joined by the author, Sophia Nelson, as well as the co-authors of The Sisters in Faith bible, Michelle Clark Jenkins and Stephanie Perry Moore.

Roland S. Martin

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  1. Lauren lucas-baynes says:

    Crazy show

  2. Debra D Smithson says:

    I am a first Lady Pastor wife and this is so NOT ME….actually it is very degrading. It causes people to look at us in a very different way.

  3. mikeklassic78 says:

    Another DUMB-ASS reality show. Just what we need.

  4. Janice Bristol says:

    My pastor, Rev Jenkins he cleans, vacuums. mop the floors, and he paints signs. I luv a pastor he doesn't mind being humble. My church is St. Johns C C Church, at Lanvale and Aisquith St. He wife is very supportive of her husband.

  5. Grayson Hill says:

    I need to REPENT, a friend of mine goes to Oasis. So we went to visit last Sunday and the teens came out saying that they worked with another ministry and it was good to see young people involved in outreach, BUT they put a song on and the teens started to dance on the pulpit to an instrumental version of BLURRED LINES????

  6. Made u Look says:

    wow,.. pimping with the church sunday donation from pple… hope you all burn in the hell you try to preach pple out of

  7. GiftedInspiredAnointed says:

    I don't believe anyone on the show was a pastor or first lady. They were all actors.

  8. Milk Chocolate says:

    don't say black women…say these types of black women. Not all black women are like that.

  9. Kenyan Bunnie says:

    If you want to watch sermons and listen to church music, there is religion channels for you. Why can't these women act the way they want? Be themselves and not care what the public thinks but at the same time respecting God and all that stuff.

  10. Sherrie Bird says:

    they call themselves 1st ladies and are no different than any other reality wives show!

  11. Alyisha Main says:

    To be honest blkw demean themselves,acting like attention whores for money!!!!

  12. Alyisha Main says:

    As for the title first lady, where is that in the bible?Ephesians 5:22Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord.Colossians3:18 says the same thing.Titus2:5, 1peter3:1
    1 Corinthians 14:34 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.

  13. Alyisha Main says:

    I thought it was was God who is supposed to be elevated. not tman/woman caring about their image.The churches are the biggest sin bucket on earth. & has nothing to do with God or Christ,but their father the devil. John8:44-4544 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

  14. Mrs. DEW says:

    yeah your response says alot..a whole lot .

  15. Mrs. DEW says:

    i dont watch it..this puts money in their pockets..i no


    There is only one without sin…CHRIST JESUS! Speak on that and accidentally and purposefully share the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!! POW

  17. GayWorldOrder says:

    moss gay nigga i kno liv cleana lifes then tha hoes showd onna Sistahood, black trash inna flesh, tha fuck im wana eva be religious nut ike dat?!!
    yall stupitazz think imma worship god, afa I seen dis shit?! fuckin Sistahood whorez leff a bad taste in dis gay niqqa mouth, yall christian crazy!!

  18. Mrs. DEW says:

    not accurate depction at all. Reg. lay people or Christians act this way… You can tell they are still in the world.

  19. 100904usc says:

    ever realize ALL these 'women reality shows'….is the same? women having these very artificial 'meet ups' at each others homes shopping, hair.nails.make up. too much, too much…and the catty, childish,false, scripted arguments..

  20. 100904usc says:

    very, very disappointed in these ladies, i am slightly hurt, to be truthful.

  21. Winnie Winston says:

    Why does Sophia keep cutting the other women off while they are talking?

  22. Brenda Malry says:

    Tatoos sorry..

  23. Brenda Malry says:

    First of all I am a woman of God, this new generational first ladies, are out of touch, the ratio no. 1 is against the word of God read your Bible..

  24. coolc mitch says:

    The Bible speaks about tatoo!

  25. Nicki DivineTV says:

    The show is a hot-mess!!! Everybody wants a check by any means necessary. Unfortunately there are MANY black women (1st lady or not) that do act this way. Women of God that I know personally (1st ladies or not) do NOT behave this way at all…. Ask yourself WHY didn't Taffi Dollar get on the SHOW? Was she asked? Did she refuse? If so, then why? Hmmmm……

  26. ethiopianhabesha says:

    Thank you Mr.Martin and ladies on the panel. Amen for "keeping them honest" as you, Mr.Martin would say in regards to the the lives of "First Ladies" versus this made for tv-mess. No, no "First Lady" is perfect, and yes, a few are indeed "ignant", however, this monster TLC has created—yikes! TLC has exposed the fact that these "sisters" are in need of sound Biblical doctrine, Discipleship training and Leadership development. *Mr. Martin, tell your wife/pastor "Happy Belated Founders' Day!"*