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Israel Ellis was a rising superstar in the gospel arena. He had a tremendous following across the country. This young, handsome, charismatic, wealthy preacher was a romantic who was waiting for love. He expected it to hit him like a lightning bolt. He was dating a good, godly woman, but he was searching for the Wow Factor. In his mind she wasn’t the one. He was looking for his soul- mate. He loved the woman he’d been dating for almost three years, but he wasn’t in love with her. One day, cupid’s arrow shot the preacher dead in the butt, while in route to a Vegas gospel convention. Pastor Ellis was convinced he’d met the woman he’d been searching for. He thought she was wifey, even though he knew she wasn’t First Lady material. He’d soon discover she wasn’t even Christian. Bishop Nathaniel Rivers was the head pastor of a mega church with over twelve thousand members. The middle aged pastor was a heavy hitter among preachers and a powerful African American leader in his community. The problem was, he was a major asshole. He’d allowed fame, fortune and power to cloud his judgement. He was married to a faithful minister, but he was a serial cheater. He routinely cheated on her and their marriage was a sham. Unscrupulous, he slept with everything in a skirt, including prostitutes, members, church employees, and wives of opportunistic politicians. Quickly spiraling out of control, the womanizing, corrupt minister is on track to lose everything he’d work so hard to get. His ministry, his respect, his fame, his fortune, his wife and even his life were at risk.

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