Reality TV star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth announced in 2009 that she had enrolled in seminary school.
Now, BlackVoices.com can report that the former television "villain" received her preacher's license on Sunday Feb. 20 and has been named assistant pastor of the Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, where she is a member.
"Sunday was a very special day for me in terms of my ministry and spiritual growth," the one-named TV talent told us exclusively. "God is in control and I'm moving in divine direction!"
"I love my church! It's a small little church, but God is doing big things," she shared.
Omarosa recognizes that there will be some skeptics who will never let her live down her bad girl ways. To them she offered: "Like the gospel song says, 'My Worship is For Real!"
Despite starring in a dating show 'The Ultimate Merger' for TV One last year, Omarosa is currently in a relationship with Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan. The two have been an item since spring of 2010.
Sharisse "Shar" Jackson Affiliation: 'Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp' on VH1 Side note: Though some may remember her as the sidekick Niecy Jackson on the groundbreaking UPN sitcom 'Moesha,' Jackson gained international tabloid attention as the mother of two children with Kevin Federline (who was married to pop superstar Britney Spears for three years). All together, she has four children.
Fantasia Barrino Affiliation: 'Fantasia For Real' on VH1 Side note: The 'American Idol' champion (2005) is a best-selling author ('Life is Not a Fairytale') and garnered critical acclaim as Miss Celie in the Broadway musical 'The Color Purple.'
Nene Leakes Affiliation: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' on Bravo Side note: The brazen Queens, NY native is a domestic abuse survivor and a former stripper – all revelations she detailed in her 2009 memoir 'Never Make the Same Mistake Twice.'
Terrell Owens Affiliation: 'The T.O. Show' on VH1 Side note: Alabama's very own football star simply known as "T.O." -- literally let it all hang out for the photo shoot promoting his new reality series, in July 2009. The show revolves around his life off the field as he searches for love, repair family relationships and make the move from Dallas to Buffalo.
Ray Cunningham Affiliation: 'College Hill: Virginia State University' on BET Side note: One of the more memorable characters from the Black Entertainment Television network reality ranks, Cunningham has become an openly gay LGBT advocate, budding actor and busy blogger, who was featured in Adam Bouska's groundbreaking NoH8 Campaign, which assembled California notables responding to the state's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage. Cunningham was also cast in acclaimed filmmaker Maurice Jamal's new forthcoming TV project 'Friends and Lovers.'
MC Hammer Affiliation: 'Hammertime' on A&E Side note: Stanley Kirk Burrell seems to have done it all: Joined the navy; won Grammy Awards; danced for KFC popcorn chicken; fathered six children; wiggled his manhood in a Speedo bikini on a music video; went bankrupt; became a preacher; and now doing reality TV. 'Hammertime' is a look inside the family life of the man formerly known as one of the riches entertainers of his era.
Keyshia Cole Affiliation: 'The Way It Is' on BET Side note: In an interview, thuggish ruggish rap icon Young Jeezy claimed that the hip-hop soul songstress asked him to marry her but he turned her down.
Mo'Nique Affiliation: 'Charm School' on VH1 Side note: While promoting the movie 'Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,' Mo'Nique told Oprah Winfrey that co-star Martin Lawrence once gave her invaluable advice about show business.
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