A major plot point for pastors Tara and Brian Lewis of TLC’s The Sisterhood is the fact that they were recently fired from a church in Atlanta that they moved from L.A. to join. They have a dream to become televangelists, and are struggling with making new friends in the ATL and connecting with their co-stars.
It turns out they’ve told different stories about why they were fired from their new church.
On the show Brian, a born-again Jew, tells his new acquaintances that he discovered he and the 300-member church’s elders had differences about the vision and direction of the church.
“There was difficulty coming to an agreement on the purpose and kind of direction of the church. Being the senior pastor, I thought I was going to be entrusted with the vision and it was difficult. In the end they just kind of pushed a letter in front of us.”
Tara added “After six weeks of being here, they said ‘We release you.”
After the premiere episode aired a few weeks ago, Brian did a lengthy interview where he said he regretted doing the show, claimed that they edited all the Godly stuff from the show, and said he wasn’t prepared for all the gossip and back biting going on. He also said that the real reason he was fired from his church was because he was filming the TLC show. Guess that’s the difference of purpose they were having:
The couple now has a local TV show called Phenomenal Life Today. According to their website the show airs Saturdays at 7 a.m. Both Tara and Brian are listed as hosts, which is interesting because part of the plot of The Sisterhood involves Brian trying to push Tara out so he can do the show alone.