‘Church Rescue’ propels unlikely reality TV stars: church consultants

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They’ve rescued bars and restaurants and shabby houses, but this month reality television stars are set to rescue something new.

Church Rescue” will debut Monday (Nov. 11) on the National Geographic Channel, featuring the most unlikely of reality TV stars: church consultants.

The series will feature three “Church Hoppers”: the Rev. Kevin “Rev Kev” Annas, a business analyst; the Rev. Anthony “Gladamere” Lockhart, a marketing specialist; and the Rev. Jerry “Doc” Bentley, a spiritual counselor.

“The Church Hoppers exist to build balance in church through systems, business and marketing,” said Lockhart, who like his fellow rescuers comes out of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Written By: Katherine Burgess
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29 COMMENTS

  1. I suppose the Men in Black look is deliberate, but they simply look like idiots which I suppose makes for good television.

  2. In reply to #4 by Miserablegit:

    I suppose the Men in Black look is deliberate, but they simply look like idiots which I suppose makes for good television.

    Presumably they are on a “mission from god”. But I’ll bet they’re a lot less fun than Jake and Elwood.

    Michael

  3. Check out the statistics on just how many U.S. churches have been leveled by earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and forest fires over the last 10 years. I wonder if they’ve got any creative ideas about rescuing houses of worship from the damage apparently caused by the God that is being worshiped?

  4. They look like something out of the cast of Reservoir Dogs, and are about as welcome.

    Still, it could be entertaining TV, which is I guess the producers’ only concern here.

  5. The litany of ratings-chasing, un-scientific nonsense being churned out by the formerly-respectable National Geographic Channel (et al) is deeply depressing. You can almost feel yourself getting stoopider watching this stuff.

  6. The litany of ratings-chasing, un-scientific nonsense being churned out by the formerly-respectable National Geographic Channel (et al) is deeply depressing. You can almost feel yourself getting stoopider watching this stuff.

  7. I am trying to think of a TV program I am less likely to watch. No, nothing comes to mind.

  8. God will provide – but apparently he´s behind with his payments. And don´t you love the pastor who insists, “I´m in charge here. Me and God”? How´s your assistant shaping up, Reverend?

  9. In reply to #7 by Stevehill:

    They look like something out of the cast of Reservoir Dogs, and are about as welcome.Still, it could be entertaining TV, which is I guess the producers’ only concern here.

    You leave Reservoir Dogs alone!

    S G

  10. To market it correctly, it should air right after the “Finding Bigfoot” reality (really?) show. Perhaps the RD foundation should sponsor their own “reality” show to follow Bigfoot and Space Aliens “reality” television shows to try and educate people what “reality” is all about? We could lure them in by coming up with a title like “Finding God”.

  11. OT… redundancies-

    outside (of) a church

    (perfect) ten

    3 a.m. (in the morning)

    raising/lifting (up)

    anyone know WHY? Apologies from the Grammar Nazi

  12. Clothes don’t make the man. Y’all reckin day swim necked in dat der pond in da back?

  13. Church rescue, bar rescue? Sounds like a typical Texas family. ‘Now get on down to the bar, Norma Jean, and get yer daddy. We gotta wash him up and get him to church.’

  14. In reply to #8 by The Devout Atheist:It’s become a joke.

    The litany of ratings-chasing, un-scientific nonsense being churned out by the formerly-respectable National Geographic Channel (et al) is deeply depressing. You can almost feel yourself getting stoopider watching this stuff.

  15. There’s is something eery and odd about religion and reality TV. Can’t put my finger on it, but something strange about reality and religion in the same TV show.

  16. In reply to #11 by Stafford Gordon:

    You leave Reservoir Dogs alone!

    Shan’t.

    I was rather hoping they’d all shoot each other in the final reel.

  17. “Rev. Anthony “Gladamere” Lockhart, a marketing specialist”

    All priests are marketing specialists, they sell snake oil to the gullible, the poor and the desparate

  18. In reply to #13 by Dublin-atheist:

    The blues brothers without any of the singing talent.

    But probably lots of “car crash moments” for the discerning atheist

  19. In reply to #21 by Obi wan kolobi:

    There’s is something eery and odd about religion and reality TV. Can’t put my finger on it, but something strange about reality and religion in the same TV show.

    Given how “real” most reality shows are, I see this as more of a redundancy than a conflict.

  20. This is actually an American version of Father Ted. One of them probably drinks Blue Stratos and shouts Fekk Off!

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