Haddon took to Instagram to announce the growth of his church.
“I’m excited to announce that @hillcitychurchla is now starting Sunday worship encounters! Your Sunday afternoon will never be the same,” the Instagram message reads. “Feel free to worship with @hillcitychurchla at 3pm every Sunday! Our first Sunday encounter will be June 12th! Don’t miss it!!”
“I’ve prayed, I’ve fasted and i’ve waited and God said the season is NOW! I’m excited to announce the launch of the ministry #HillCityChurchLA beginning Thursday, March 10th at the Barnsdall Theater,” Haddon captioned a flyer promoting the church last February. “Join me and the team every Thursday for a night of crazy worship and a prophetic word from the Lord! The wait is over L.A! Ready or not here we come!”
Haddon went on to describe the Thursday night midweek service as, “a night of worship and a prophetic word from the Lord with Pastor Deitrick Haddon!”
Before pastoring his own church, the gospel singer and minister starred in and executive produced the hit Oxygen docu-series “Preachers of L.A.” While it has received its fair share of critics, Haddon advocated for more megachurch pastors to let cameras into their lives when they’re not in the pulpit.
“The reason why ‘Preachers of LA’ is successful is because people want to see and people want to know about preachers. Open up your doors Bishop Jakes, open up your doors Creflo Dollar, open up your doors Bishop Morton,” Haddon said on HipHollywood.com. “Y’all real people, you want people to hear you preaching and talking every Sunday. They have the right to know the real you … bottom line.”
Haddon previously revealed that he believed appearing on the series was a form of ministry.
“Because I cannot pass up the opportunity to share the gospel with 100 million homes on a weekly basis for eight weeks. People are interested in our culture and gospel music in the church, but everybody’s afraid to share the truth about who we are and what we do,” Haddon previously told S2S magazine. “And I think the next dimension of winning souls-or just sharing the gospel-is just being transparent. It’s not being fake and phony and up on the pulpit preaching to everybody else but not sharing who you really are or your flaws.”