One of the new shows coming our way this spring is Lifetime’s docu-series Preachers’ Daughters. Via the official press release:
Teaching kids right from wrong may take a village…except when it takes a congregation! Lifetime will premiere its provocative new family docu-series Preachers’ Daughters, following the lives of three families for a behind-the-altar look at what happens at home after the sermon concludes. Preachers’ Daughters reveals a hard-hitting but often humorous look at the lives of these pastors’ daughters as they balance the temptations every teenager faces with their parents’ strict expectations and code of conduct as influenced by their faith. What happens will change these families forever, and surprise viewers with this unvarnished peek into their lives and the universal issues all households with teenagers face daily.
Since we know we ain’t preaching to the choir yet, we’ve assembled photos, bios and social media links for the three young women who are the focus of the show; Taylor Coleman, Kolby Koloff and Olivia Perry.
Eighteen-year-old Taylor is set on pushing boundaries established by her strict father, Ken, a pastor for City of Refuge Pentecostal Church of Lockport, Illinois, who, following the mistakes he made with his older children, wants nothing more than to keep Taylor as his little angel. Taylor craves freedom from all of the rules in the house and occasionally rebels by sneaking out, kissing boys and giving into temptation, all the while trying to maintain her relationship with her Lord.
While her mother Marie tries to keep the peace between Taylor and Ken, she fears his stern rules will push Taylor to act out even more, especially when she gets to college. Conflicted and frustrated with her father’s demands, Taylor confides in her half-sister Kendra, who Ken kicked out of the house when she was pregnant at 20.
Taylor has uploaded a few clips to YouTube, with most of them featuring her own singing. Here’s an original, written and performed by Miss Coleman, entitled “To Love You.”
Kolby is a fun-loving, curious 16-year-old from Kannapolis, North Carolina that’s ready to start dating, but quickly discovers it won’t be as easy as she thinks since she has not one, but two preacher parents. Her father, Nikita, a former professional wrestler-turned traveling evangelist who often gives sermons to thousands of parishioners at a time, has his own struggles with Kolby’s adolescence.
Meanwhile, her mother and Nikita’s ex-wife, Victoria, a Christian preacher who hosts a faith-based radio show and is the director of two pregnancy centers, carries a no-nonsense approach to talking to teens, including Kolby and her friends, about sex. With three older sisters – Teryn (30), Tawni (28) and Kendra (20) – Kolby leans on them for support and guidance on her life, particularly when Nikita and Victoria become too overbearing and embarrassing.
In his day, Nikita Koloff was a superstar professional wrestler known as the “Russian Nightmare.” Let the following old-school wrestling pic awesomeness also double as a public service announcement for any boys wanting to court Kolby – her pops is packing and can probably still bring the “Russian Sickle!”
You can find out the latest in Kolby’s life via her official Twitter account here.
Olivia is an 18-year-old teen mom who, after partying hard, using drugs and drinking in high school, dramatically changed her life after the birth of her daughter. While trying to balance life as a young single mom, Olivia relies heavily on both her family and her faith, especially when she questions the paternity of her baby. Her father Mark, pastor of Everyday Church, and wife Cheryl, lead a hands-on approach to parenting, but often rely on prayer, rather than discipline, for their daughters.
Olivia’s sister Emily (20) lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a model and faces temptation as part of her lifestyle and career, while oldest sister Audrey (23) never went through a rebellious phase like her sisters are facing.
Olivia has authored an eBook for teen moms called “Tips For Teen Moms.” According to her bio information from the family’s website, she currently attends Cuesta College and works for Esteem Surf Company in Pismo Beach, California.
You can follow Olivia via Twitter here and because it’s just as awesome as old wrasslin’ pics (if not more so), here’s a super-cute photo of baby Eden!
Preachers’ Daughters comes your way via Lifetime on Tuesday, March 12, at 10pm ET/PT.