Dr. Mehmet Oz teamed up with preacher DeVon Franklin to bring faith to the forefront on his hit daytime talk show with “Faithful Fridays.” He says the whole idea came to him after listening to a church hymn.
“Faithful Fridays” features conversations about the positive effects spirituality has on people’s overall health and well-being. The cardiothoracic surgeon, who was a health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for five years before becoming the host of “The Dr. Oz Show” in 2009, told The Christian Post that as a physician, he sees the impact faith has on patients’ and their families’ every day life.
“Over the holidays I was actually listening to a church hymn and you know you have the voice of everyone coming together. I thought, ‘My goodness, we can do that metaphorically on television. We have the ability to have unison in voices and have people celebrate life in their faith,'” he told CP.
The doctor called his friend and occasional guest on his show, Franklin, the first day back after the holidays and asked if he would join him on creating this TV venture. They took a couple weeks to get all of the planning together and now for the month of February, once a week “Faithful Fridays” will touch on the spiritual side of one’s health.
Oz said the Hollywood producer and minister played an integral role in making it all happen. He revealed that Franklin is really the one who did all of the “heavy lifting” and brought all of the top faith leaders on board to be a part of the show.
Featured in “Faithful Fridays” will be the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, New York Times best-selling author and star of “War Room” Priscilla Shirer, and Hillsong New York City Pastor Carl Lentz.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post