Season 5, Episode 8 Gospel Truth
First Aired: January 5, 1991
The Deacon counts on his songbird niece (Siedah Garrett) to sub for Amelia and win the gospelfest competition. Deacon Willis: D'Mitch Davis. Barney: Mark Lonow. Deacon: Sherman Hemsley. Thelma: Anna Maria Horsford.
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- Premiered: September 27, 1986
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: A pompous, scheming deacon clashes with a new minister over the running of a Philadelphia church in this popular sitcom. The series was a follow-up hit for Sherman Hemsley, who, a year earlier, had finished a 10-year run on 'The Jeffersons.' (more)