‘Married at First Sight’: Who Is Pastor Calvin Roberson?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Getting married to somebody you’ve by no means met isn’t an expertise for the faint of coronary heart. While generally magic occurs, as Married at First Sight viewers know, the {couples} in these relationships don’t all the time get a fortunately ever after. 

Still, loads of people who find themselves fed up with the standard relationship scene are keen to provide it a attempt. Those adventurous souls are matched up with their future companions by a group of three relationship specialists: Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Pastor Calvin Roberson, and Dr. Viviana Coles. 

All three of those matchmakers have quite a lot of expertise in the case of determining what makes two folks click on. Schwartz has a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale, whereas Coles is a therapist. And then there’s Roberson, a pastor and marriage counselor. 

Roberson is an ordained minister 

As Married at First Sight viewers doubtless know, Roberson is an ordained minister. He has a BA in Theology from Oakwood University and a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University. Today, he leads the congregation at Progression Church in Atlanta, which he based in 2013. 

Roberson’s curiosity in serving to folks construct wholesome marriages started lengthy earlier than his profession on Married at First Sight. He and his spouse Wendy even run a wedding teaching group.

“I have always been involved in counseling from a church perspective with pastoral counseling,” he advised Rolling Out in 2016. “What happened is once I got involved with that and started with the church I found that it became much more prevalent and I had a knack for it. People would come to me on different levels and ask for counseling and I would comply.” 

‘Married at First Sight’ isn’t his solely TV gig 

While Roberson is finest recognized for his gig on Married at First Sight, he’s appeared on plenty of different actuality TV exhibits, together with Little Women Atlanta and Seven Year Switch, based on his IMDb bio.

Currently, he’s additionally lending his relationship experience to the Lifetime sequence Bride & Prejudice: Forbidden Love. In the present, he helps three deeply-in-love {couples} whose household and associates don’t approve of their relationship. Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10/9c.  

He says every thing you see on TV is actual 

Reality TV viewers usually marvel how a lot of what they see in an episode is actual and the way a lot has been scripted by producers. But Roberson says that within the case of Married at First Sight, what you see is 100% actual. 

“First, I wish they knew that everything they see is real,” he mentioned in an interview with SoapDirt. “We don’t manufacture drama for TV. Also, I wish they knew how much we ardently protect any person, female or male, if we feel they’re being abused. We film hundreds of hours of footage and the majority is not seen on TV due to time constraints.”

Married at First Sight is greater than only a TV present or leisure,” he added. “I sincerely imagine we’re altering the lives of these on the present in addition to those that use the recommendation and workouts we give the {couples}. I imagine we’re doing a very good factor, and pray the viewers do as effectively.

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