My Appearance on the OWN network award-winning show, “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”

I started this website and my “Ask Pastor Jones” advice column after my appearance on “Iyanla: Fix My Life.”

On September 19th, OWN kicked off the season of its award-winning show, “Iyanla: Fix My Life” with an emotional, three-part episode, focusing on the coming-out stories of two gay pastors, myself being one of them. With Iyanla’s help, I took bold steps toward confronting and confessing the truth after years of keeping secrets.

I want to thank Iyanla for having me on the show, and tackling the touchy issue of homosexuality in the Black church. Even though I’m a faith leader, I am also a flawed human being who has had to come to terms with past transgressions, and ask for forgiveness from loved ones that I’ve hurt. The emotional cleanse has been a cathartic release for renewed steps toward leading an authentic life.

Watch Part 1 of the show below.

A Pastor’s Greatest Fear About Being Gay

 

The Impact Pastor Mitchell’s Affairs Have Had on His Family

 

Can Pastor Derek Leave His Past Behind?

 

Pastor Mitchell Prepares to Reveal His Secret