Preachers Daughters to visit fair
By Carole Robinson
New on Lifetime TV last season was a reality show called “The Preacher’s Daughters.” Featured are three very different families with two things in common – they all have daughters and at least one adult in each family is in a ministry. They are followed through their daily lives as they work through personal struggles and everyday events.
One of those families – the Koloff family – lives in Williamson County and will appear at the Williamson County Fair in the Chic-fil-A booth on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. to meet people, sign autographs and sell Preacher’s Daughters products.
The lives of Victoria Koloff and her four daughters – Teryn, Tawni, Kendra and Kolby, along with a family in Illinois and a family in California, are an open book. According to Victoria, they are doing this in an effort to educate people and show preacher’s daughters are no different that anyone else and Christians make mistakes – even ministers, said Victoria.
Preacher’s daughters face a lot of the same challenges other kids face.
“We want to dispel the myth that just because we’re Christians – we’re not perfect,” Victoria said. “Our kids mess up and struggle with the same issues as other kids. We are dispelling the myth we’re some kind of aliens.”
Ministry doesn’t make a person perfect, said Victoria, a divorced single mother who runs two pregnancy centers in Middle Tennessee.
“I’m divorced, but God is still using us. We’re still in ministry.”
Her ex-husband, Nick is a traveling evangelist preacher.
Daughter Teryn is a real estate agent and she is married to a musician. Together they have a daughter.
Tawni is single with a career as a nurse. She makes annual mission trips to an orphanage in Haiti to provide healthcare and love to children without parents.
Kendra is an honor student at the University of North Carolina Charlotte studying kinesthesiology.
Kolby is a rising high school senior who wants to have her own clothing line with a portion of the profits benefiting two Haitian ministries she favors.
While the girls appear to be abnormally good, they are normal; they make mistakes and as a teenager, Kolby is subjected to the same prejudices and peer pressure as other teens in her school, Victoria said.
“Often she won’t get invited to parties because her parents are in ministries,” Victoria said.
Admitting she and Nick hadn’t spoken to each other since the divorce seven years ago and that “was not Godly,” “The show brought our family literally back together after seven years without talking. Viewers watched it all happen.”
Now fans call the Koloffs the Christian Kardashians with moral and values.
“We are a close family that makes different choices than [the Kardashians] do. We argue, we have differences of opinion but we always come together. We are held accountable for what we do and who we are.”
That is evident on the show.
The Fair runs Aug. 2-10 at the Ag Expo Center.
For information, show schedules or an entry catalog, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org.
Tickets are $6 or get advance tickets for $5 at any Tractor Supply Co. location and Daily’s Convenience Stores in Williamson County, or look for daily specials. Tickets will be available beginning July 8 through the end of the Fair. Remember – parking is free and tickets include admission to all the shows, including the Elvis show.
Posted on: 7/21/2013