Screenshot via Judah Smith/Instagram

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s Beverly Hills pastor is taping an Amazon talk show

Ready to discuss the meaning of life?


Christine Friar


Published Nov 21, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:27 am CDT

Pastor to the stars Judah Smith may be getting his own Amazon talk show.

The man of God—whose popular bible study at the Beverly Hills branch of his Churchome multi-site ministry has been attended by the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez—recently filmed a pilot for the streaming giant with the hopes of producing a full season. Smith is known for his charismatic sermons, his familiarity with words like “woke,” and his humble, trend-forward streetwear.

The show’s working title is Big Talk, and each one-hour episode aims to focus on discussing “the meaning of life instead of plugging a movie or book.”

View this post on Instagram

bible study with Judah Smith

A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on

As Variety points out, there’s been a lot of upheaval at Amazon following the departure of disgraced executive Roy Price, so it’s unclear what the timeline of the series may be at this point. But there is one factor in its corner: Heather Schuster, the executive who oversaw the production of the Big Talk pilot, is now running the company’s unscripted programming division after the departure of Conrad Riggs. So the new boss worked on this thing.

Earlier this year, Netflix shuttered its first foray into the talk show format with Chelsea. It will reportedly launch a new show with David Letterman in 2018.

Share this article
*First Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:29 pm CST