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Texas minister one step closer to reality TV

Dr. Tony Roach is a finalist to have a slot on a reality program that could lead to a regular series on Oprah Winfrey’s network. (Photo by Tina Phan, Abilene Reporter-News)

We reported previously (here and here) on Abilene, Texas, minister Tony Roach’s bid to compete on “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star.”
The Abilene Reporter-News offers this update:

Abilene minister Tony Roach will travel to Los Angeles to have a shot at a slot on a reality program that could lead to a regular series on Oprah Winfrey’s upcoming network.
But the Minda Street Church of Christ minister had to be uncharacteristically mum about the victory Monday, citing directives from the network itself.
Roach’s supporters were more vocal.
Courtney Jackson, one of the organizers of Roach’s voting campaign, said the minister’s fifth place finish was a pleasant surprise.
Originally, Roach seemed locked into seventh place — not enough to be one of the top five online contestants, one of which is guaranteed a slot on the upcoming reality show.
But vote counts “fluctuated throughout the process,” according to a news release from OWN. Votes that could not be authenticated were eliminated from the competition.
Roach ended up in fifth place once the virtual smoke cleared.

Read the full story and check out “The Votes Are In!” on the church Web site’s home page.

  • Feedback
    We would just like to be notified as to the exact date/s and time/s and station that we can view Bro. Roach on.
    Raymond Coats
    July, 16 2010

    Tony, we’re praying that God will keep you in His “LOVE BANK” as you compete to win this campaign. May you ever attain and maintain a step above the crowd! God go with you.
    D. Washington
    July, 20 2010

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