The Cassidy family says they hope show will lead others to Christ. (FOX Carolina/ March 14, 2014)
Megan Cassidy stayed tied to her cell phone while her father plucked away at some tunes on his guitar and her mother swiped through an iPad. This is actually a relaxed day for the family. They're reality TV stars on the series "Preachers' Daughters," which airs on Lifetime.
"I was like, oh gosh what have I gotten myself into?" Megan Cassidy said.
She filled out an application for the show with her friends as a joke, and said she never expected to be chosen for the show. So, when she told her father what she did, Jeff Cassidy said he wasn't interested.
"I just said 'no,' simply no," he commented.
That's because Jeff Cassidy didn't think it would be a good idea. He's the associate pastor of worship at Lake Bowen Baptist Church in Spartanburg County. But, eventually he said he prayed about turning the opportunity into a form of ministry.
"It's heartbreaking to watch it on TV. My son is a recovering drug addict. I have a teenage daughter who's doing things she doesn't need to be doing," Jeff Cassidy said.
The series highlights his daughter's struggles as well as other young girls who have fathers who are pastors. Megan Cassidy says she believes her experiences are now her testimony to help others.
"They can say this is what she's gone through. This is where she is now. And she did it through Christ," Megan Cassidy said.
Megan's mother, Darleen Cassidy, said getting hit with criticism isn't easy.
"We'll let people see what real Christians go through and how we overcome those things," Darleen Cassidy said.
The family says the message is to show how they've overcome through their faith.
"If you sit in church and look around and think, oh my goodness, everybody's perfect. It's just not true," Darleen Cassidy said.
They say with faith, hope and the love for Christ, they can conquer anything.
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