Pastor John Gray Reveals How He Broke News to Joel Osteen That He’ll Lead His Own Church

Pastor John Gray is sharing the emotional moment that he told Lakewood Church Senior Pastor Joel Osteen that he would be moving to lead his own church in South Carolina.

After serving in Houston for five years, the Lakewood Church associate pastor accepted the opportunity to lead his own congregation this year as the senior pastor at Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina. Ron Carpenter Jr. has been leading the 21,000-member multi-campus Redemption Church, but announced last year that he would be moving his headquarters to the Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, California.

While Gray has used social media to keep people in both of his ministries informed about the changes taking place, they will get a chance to witness the moment he broke the news to Osteen on the second season of his OWN show, “The Book of John Gray.”

The reality series does not premiere until March 13. OWN has already premiered the first episode along with a glimpse of what to expect this season. During a preview of what’s to come on the show this season, Gray gets advice about the matter from Pastor A.R. Bernard of Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York.

“If you don’t pursue this opportunity, you’re going to suffer the rest of your life,” Bernard tells Gray about the opportunity to leave Osteen to lead his own church.

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Source: Christian Post