Deitrick Haddon, star of Oxygen Network’s “Preachers of L.A.” reality show, admits that he made mistakes in his personal life that led him to fall from grace but after enduring turmoil and criticism, Haddon now feels grounded once again.
The gospel artist has been transparent about his faults on the show by admitting that he left the church he once pastored in Detroit for a life of pleasure in Los Angeles. He also came forward about fathering his first daughter out of wedlock but that is all behind him, he explained.
“I feel like God has given me a second chance at marriage, at life and at ministry. So now I’m determined to do it my way … Do it God’s way, but do it with my style,” Haddon said in an interview with Centric TV. “I’m solid. I’m sure about myself. I don’t need validation from people. I’ve got God. I’ve got my focus. I’ve got my babies, my wife, and I’m good.”
Haddon remarried in July 2013 after divorcing from gospel singer Damita Haddon in 2011. His second wife, Dominique Mctyer, is the mother of his two daughters.
He said he married Damita Haddon at age 23, which he now says was too young but he had caved in to get married after getting pressure from his father. Upon learning that she was having an affair with another gospel singer, Haddon left his church Kingdom Culture, which he grew from 400 to over 3,000 in two years, and moved to Los Angeles where he began getting involved with alcohol and frequenting strip clubs.
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