Bishop Clarence McClendon of Full Harvest International Church is clearing up some misconceptions about him that were showcased on the Oxygen docu-series "Preachers of L.A."
McClendon and his co-star on the show, the minister and gospel singer Deitrick Haddon, engaged in a heated debate when the latter accused the Bishop of focusing more on traveling with an unnecessary entourage than preaching the gospel. Although the debate ended with McClendon leaving out of frustration about the heated exchange, he recently explained his point of view on the matter a bit more.
"Jesus didn't have a mega church, but he had 12 disciples. Some people would refer to that as entourage, but these were men who were trained to assist Jesus in his ministry assignment," McClendon told Hip Hollywood recently. "So the people that I have travel with me have a function in my ministry assignment. The thing that I cleared up and wanted cleared up was that the people I travel with, my ministry pays for those people, they are covered by Clarence McClendon Ministries."