Natalie Grant to Host New Green-lit Christian Dating Show ‘It Takes a Church’
By Justin Sarachik, CP Reporter
“I am absolutely thrilled to join GSN and the great folks I’ll meet as host of ‘It Takes A Church,'” said Grant to CP. “Church has always played such a vital role in my life, and I’m really excited to watch these congregations help their fellow parishioners find love!”
The show will revolve around the members of a church going on a mission to find love for “one lucky, single, parishioner … without his or her knowledge,” the release said.
Every week “It Takes a Church” will visit a new congregation from across the country to inform a single person that they will be getting help in the dating world. The pastor of the church will then inform his congregation of the task at hand, and they will go out and try to find the best possible match for the single.
At the end of the show, the contestant will pick which date they would like to accept, and the winning matchmaker will get a donation to their church.
“IT TAKES A CHURCH is truly a competition show with heart, in every sense of the word,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, GSN’s EVP Programming in a press release. “With the breakout success of our original series ‘The American Bible Challenge,’ we have learned that audiences are clamoring to see people following their faith and creating positive change in the world-and if there’s a little romance involved, what could be better than that?”
The show is produced by Authentic Entertainment for GSN, with Tom Rogan and Lauren Lexton (“The Best Thing I Ever Ate”) serving as Executive Producers along with Richard Hall (“The Amazing Race”) of Great Blue Productions. Sean Kelly (“Minute to Win It”) is Consulting Producer.
Grant was just nominated for two Grammy Awards, in the categories Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Best Christian Music Song for the album and single of the same name, Hurricane.
“To be nominated is such a huge honor,” said Grant in a statement. “But these two Grammy nominations are especially dear to me, as I wrote the song ‘Hurricane’ out of my own personal storms. To know how this song has connected with people and now this, it’s really special.”