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Jul012016

Erica Campbell says ‘Some church people may be upset’ by Oprah’s new OWN drama ‘Greenleaf’

Photo Credit: Erica Campbell InstagramArticle By Ayanna Parker // EEW Magazine News

Messy folks in the church is nothing new. And yet, some Christians might be uncomfortable with Oprah Winfrey’s new primetime soapy megachurch drama, “Greanleaf,” which just premiered on June 21.

“Some church people may be upset” by it, said Erica Campbell during a July 1 interview on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

It centers on an African-American family that presides over a powerful megachurch in Memphis and touches on hot topics like infidelity, love triangles, substance abuse, resentment, greed and revenge.

So how does the newly minted radio host of Get Up! Mornings feel about the show executived produced by the mother of all media?

While some believers may be put off by the unscrupulous world and ways of these characters who help run the ficitious Calvary World Fellowship Ministries, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful, Campbell said, “I believe everybody that’s coming to church needs Jesus. There is no such thing as perfect people. It is messed up folk who need a perfect God and so you bring your junk to church and you try to deal with it.”

The wife and mother of three went on saying, “I think it’s bad when people assume that because you’re in church you’re supposed to do everything right. You know, the Bible says repent daily for a reason because He knows that we’re flawed and we’re human, and we’re gonna mess up.”

Campbell's chat was in promotion of her upcoming performance at the 2016 Tom Joyner Allstate Family Reunion Labor Day weekend.

She used the opportunity also to stress that God’s grace and mercy is available to those who, like the characters in "Greenleaf," may stumble frequently.

“There are some people that try their best to get right and we applaud those. But for those that need a little extra grace and mercy, it is there for you,” said Campbell, adding, “God has made it available for you. So it’s okay.”

Listen below.

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