The stars say that the HGTV series, which followed them as they transformed homes in Waco, Texas has been a lot of fun but that as soon as they wrap Season 5, they are ready for a bigger challenge.
“When I first heard about Adventist church building with Maranatha I wanted to run the other direction,” said Joanna. “Adventists don’t exactly have the best track record in this town.”
Chip and Joanna eventually agreed to heading up Maranatha church construction after visiting some of the organization’s building sites.
“Someone needs to get those Maranatha volunteers to cowboy up,” said Chip. “At every site we visited, half of them spent their days sipping sodas in the shade.”
“We’ll get them off their butts and spruce up the Plain Jane look of these Adventist Churches while we’re at it,” said Joanna. “I’ll put a Texas-big clock in the back of each church. That way members can keep their pastors accountable on sermon length.”
The Hope Channel has already offered the Gaines family a shot at an Adventist reality show that would follow their church building exploits. They respectfully declined saying they weren’t vegan enough.
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