Cedric The Entertainer, who currently stars as Rev. Boyce ‘The Voice’ Ballentine on TV Land’s ‘The Soul Man’ sitcom, along with his family and cast members, fellowshipped at First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles this past Sunday.
The LaSentinel reports that the visit served two purposes: “…Cedric, who hails from a strong Christian background. He got his ‘praise on’ enjoying the singing, prayers and sermon as well as addressed the congregations to encourage viewership of ‘The Soul Man.’”
“It’s a blessing to be here and have an opportunity to talk about my show. You could see I was about to go to the big ‘desk’ before Pastor John (Hunter) pulled me back,” Cedric told FAME’s more than 1,000 members.
He added, “We’ve had great shows in the past like ‘Amen,’ but I had the vision for this show, where we could talk in our community about some of the issues that are going on, show a family that’s loving, growing, learning, and we do it with each other. We hear talk about African Americans not having any presence on television and film, but when we have them, we must support these shows.”
The Soul Man’ airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on the TV Land network.
Pictured above are from left (back) are Wesley Jonathan, Lady Denise Hunter, Pastor John Hunter, Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ Kyles, his wife Mrs. Lorna Kyles, John Beasley, (front) Jaden Hunter, son Croix Kyles and daughter Lucky Rose Kyles.
Photos: Earl Gibson