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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.

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