Pastor Rich Wilkerson, Jr., 30 is an associate pastor at the non-denominational Trinity Church in Miami. He “comes from a long line of pastors, [and] heads up The Rendezvous, a young adult ministry at the church.”
The 30-year-old gained almost as much attention as the bride and groom on their wedding day. He was captured in photos waiting in the wings with a nervous Kanye and standing between the couple as Andrea Botticelli serenaded them.
Rich was quickly dubbed the “hot pastor” with movie star good looks (with a mix of Justin Timberlake and a young Leonardo DiCaprio). And he seems to have capitalised on that attention by landing a television show of his own.
Rich and his wife, DawnCheré Wilkerson, seen in photos with the newlyweds, will depict a “modern approach to preaching” on an Oxygen television show executive produced by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy. Its working title is “The Wilkersons.”
“Producing this show has been a dream of mine, I’m thrilled that Oxygen has given us this platform,” Jason tells E! News (via Jezebel). “Rich and DawnCheré are some of the most fascinating people I’ve ever been around. I can’t believe we get to finally share their story with the world.”
Here’s the press release: “A more entertaining way of spreading the gospel, this series not only walks with people through the struggles of their lives, but also sheds light on how Rich Wilkerson and his wife DawnCheré are committed to making church and faith fun as well as unexpected. With the entire family involved in the church, they are ready to share their innovative and thought-provoking ministering with both the believers and non-believers.”