You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Watch Episode One Of New Web Series About A Not-So Perfect Preacher ‘Te$timoney’

Watch Episode One Of New Web Series About A Not-So Perfect Preacher ‘Te$timoney’

What’s this? A new web series that portrays black preachers
as less than perfect? And, I dare say, maybe even hypocritical? I’m there!

And I was just saying to someone the other day that there’s
maybe one too many black web series about relationships involving 20-something
year olds (yawn) and not enough dealing with other subjects; and
along comes this new web series called Te$timoney
produced by Michael Greyson, who
also directs, and Corey Scales.

Written by J.
Sanders Nelson
and Grayson, it deals with Rev. Calvin Shephard who finds himself in a conflict. As someone who was
formerly involved in the “street life”, Rev. Shephard  “is caught between two worlds and two
allegiances. He is a saved man, called by God to preach the gospel. He is a
loving father and husband. He is also running from a previous life that is
trying to pull him back”.

Starring Calvin Gabriel as Rev. Shephard and Nadine Marissa, the web series will
consist of 6 ten-minute episodes.

Here’s Episode One:

This Article is related to: News and tagged ,


Lashawn Vanhook

Looks very interesting. I saw several familiar faces ms Ann and Michael you guys have my support. ONE


I watched this thinking "this looks very familiar." Then I got to end and saw the church credit. This was made in the neighborhood I grew up in, Oak Cliff! I'd like to wish the hometown film makers well. I'll be sure to watch the future episodes.


The part with the wife and the deacon felt random and forced (the deacon's audio also was messed up), but otherwise this was fine.

Man, the guys on the block are paying tithes….Wouldn't that be something? The conversation about "dirty" tithe money is an interesting one. Some pastors will turn their heads and accept the money, and some won't accept the money if they know of the origins. I think most pastors take the money, though.

The guy on the block was speaking a lot of truth, though.

I attend church, but you can often find people on the corner with purer hearts than the hearts of those in the church.


Thank you for watching Carey. This is a real story like so many others. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but many people like to drink it.


Following Sergio's lead… I was just saying to someone the other day that there's maybe one too many black films about charlatan preachers (yawn) and along comes some more tripe called Te$timoney and Issa Rae's pitiful The Choir.

They should have asked Russ Parr how that worked for him? I mean, I am wondering if anyone has seen that film and if it was a "success"? More importantly, I can't help but wonder who exactly is the audience for this type of propaganda? Surely the producers can't believe they're swimming in Tyler's wake, hanging on his coat, gathering his crowd of "church folks", can they? Well, I am here to tell them they're missing the point and they couldn't carry Tyler's jock strap… for various reasons.

Anyway, it's such a shame that filmmakers like the aforementioned, who all appear to have the resources and connections to produce a quality film, have decided to resort to this type of madness.

So please please please, somebody please call the above filmmakers and suggest they move their egos out of the way… employ a focus group ( in-which they have no connection) to determine if there's even a market for this tomfoolery? Or maybe they should simply ask Tyler Perry what they're doing wrong?


Thanks for supporting this project Sergio.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *