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The Book of John Gray

The Book of John Gray

  • Premiered: 
    April 15, 2017
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  • Network: OWN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Family
  • Tags: religious

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Plot Synopsis

THE BOOK OF JOHN GRAY is a one-hour reality series that follows John Gray, Associate Pastor at Joel Osteen's world-famous Lakewood Church in Houston, giving viewers a peek into his life with his wife Aventer and their ministry, as they help people in their community overcome life's challenges while John also faces his own struggles and triumphs. The series reveals details of life within the Gray household, including John's emotional struggle with diabetes and Aventer's medical challenges. Among the people that John works with and guides are a woman whose home was destroyed after a flood, causing her to lose her faith; a father concerned about his daughter's dangerous addiction to alcohol; a couple trying to overcome infidelity on their path to the altar; and a military veteran who is trying to work through the trauma of sexual abuse suffered while serving her country, which brings up demons from John's own painful past. Aventer also brings her motherly touch of ministry to the series as well, helping a woman find comfort in her difficulties with fertility and mentoring a group of African-American teens. On Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premiered the second season of THE BOOK OF JOHN GRAY. Pastor John Gray is back, preaching at one of the largest churches in America by night, while ministering one-on-one to those in great need of his inspiring words by day. Whether he and his devoted wife Aventer are starting a foundation to help those Houstonians affected by the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, or assisting members of the community as they struggle to overcome grief, personal trauma, infidelity, illness, loss of faith or other all too common personal challenges, John shares God's teachings like no one else -- with a gentle grace and an outgoing sense of humor. No matter where life takes John geographically, some things remain absolute: his love for his family, his heart for the people, and his extraordinary ability to lead them out of the darkness and into the light while somehow making them laugh along the way. In the season opener, "Into the Storm," in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, John and Aventer create a non-profit to help the victims, including a Lakewood pastor who lost everything in the flood. Singer Michelle Williams also joins in to help with the efforts. Meanwhile, John helps reality TV star Tami Roman come to terms with the public image she has created. THE BOOK OF GRAY then moves to its regular timeslot -- Saturdays at 10pm -- beginning March 17 with an encore presentation of the season opener and continuing on March 24 with the season's second new episode.
On Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, OWN premiered the Season 2 finale of THE BOOK OF JOHN GRAY. In the season ender, "Answering the Call," John counsels a struggling married couple who've lost their spark, and a worried mom asks for help when her son develops troubling anger issues. Meanwhile, a life-changing offer to take over another church leads to a difficult decision for John and Aventer.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by LeftField Pictures


  • Lakewood Church - Houston, Texas USA