Who is Christy Haizlip? Christy Haizlp, wife of Jay Haizlip, is a cast member on “Preachers of L.A.,” an Oxygen reality TV series about six prominent L.A. preachers. Christy Haizlip and her fellow “Preachers of L.A.” wives are known as “first ladies,” and she sees no contradictions in combining church and reality TV. “Our No. 1 goal was to represent Christ in a positive way and to maybe reach that person that maybe doesn’t go to church, but will watch reality TV,” Christy Haizlip told Alabama’s Gadsden Times newspaper.
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But who is Christy Haizlip, other than a “Preachers of L.A.” “first lady” and wife of Jay Haizlip, a former professional skateboarder who came to the church following years of drug abuse and now runs the Sanctuary Church? Christy Haizlip hails from Rainbow City/Gadsden, Alabama, according to the Gadsden Times, and her parents are Owen and Carol Crain Smith. Christy Haizlip attended Gadsden and Southside high schools, and she met Jay Haizlip 27 years ago, after he’d found success as a pro skater and moved back home from Los Angeles for a time.
Christy Haizlip is also a mother, and as “Preachers of L.A.” viewers will find out, the couple has two sons and a daughter. With “Preachers of L.A.,” Christy is hoping she and Jay Haizlip will show people what it’s like to devote your life to Christ. “I want the world to see, (to) learn a little bit or have a little bit of a deeper understanding (of) what it is to answer the call of God in your life,” she told the Gadsden Times.
Who is Christy Haizlip? She’s a woman who has her priorities straight, and she still knows how to maintain a solid relationship with her husband. “Jay and I live extremely busy lives! Being in the Ministry full-time does not come with set hours; it’s at times like being an emergency room doctor!” Christy Haizlip said in an interview with YourTango.com. “So that being said, we make sure that we do spend “quality” time together at least once a week that does not revolve around ministry, but each other and or family activities.”