A wildly irreverent take on lack church life. Canada's first truly multicultural sitcom.




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Arnold Pinnock ...  Youth Pastor Dwight Gooding 13 episodes, 2003-2004


Lord Have Mercy! features up-and-coming Canadian actor Arnold Pinnock as Youth Pastor Dwight Gooding. An ambitious but socially inept young minister who plans to make big changes at Mt. Zion, a church in the heart of Toronto's Caribbean community. But he must compete with the charismatic and easy-going Pastor Cuthbert Stevens (played by popular Trinidadian comic Dennis "Sprangalang" Hall) for the loyalty and attention of the eccentric church crew. The gifted ensemble cast includes Leonie Forbes, one of Jamaica's most respected actors who was also nominated for a Gemini for Best Actress for the series. Written by Johnny

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2 July 2008 | by DominqueZarinhaSee all my reviews

Oh my goodness, this show is quite funny I must say. Being that I'm West Indian, Trinidad to be exact, seeing the many West Indian elements of this show, which is set in Canada, it is quite refreshing. Dennis "Spragalang" Hall is his usual light-natured self as the church's head pastor. Sister Hope is your typical senior church member, every now and then, she indulges the usual church gossip. Rachel Price is wonderful as the youth pastor Gooding's wife. Pastor Gooding is a clueless youth pastor who never has any idea what to do, if there's a problem, he makes it bigger. Kent and Crystal are also very refreshing to see, Kent, being a young man trying to find his way and Crystal, a young girl, dealing with the many issues of adolescence. And of course, there's Russell Peters, who plays Ryan. He is one of the prime characters that add humour to this show, in a sort of sexual and indecent kind of way. It's a lovely show, nothing spectacular, but good show all in all.

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11 February 2003 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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