Count On fans may have found a new conservative family with the arrival of the new TLC series, Welcome to Plathville. The reality show explores the lives of Barry and Kim Plath, who live on a large farm in Georgia with eight of their nine children, whom they raised under a strict set of rules. Sound familiar? For those of you who want to see what Welcome to Plathville is all about, here’s a look at the Plath family.
What religion do the stars of ‘Welcome to Plathville’ follow?
Like the Duggars, Barry and Kim Plath follow strict rules when raising their children. Welcome to Plathville stars don’t think technology is a good thing, and they’ve protected their kids from computers and television.
But they still have a family website, a Facebook account and a YouTube channel, all of which promote their gospel singing.
Fortunately, their online presence gives us an idea of their lives, including what kind of religious organization they follow.
According to Distractify, Plaths are dedicated Christians and have to do with following the teachings of the Bible. The family doesn’t tell which denomination they adhere to, but they have a picture of themselves posing next to a Baptist church for what it’s worth.
“Throughout [our 22-year-old marriage], we have sought God in the important decisions of life, as well as in the minor choices of day-to-day life,” the family website reads.
We also know that the stars of Welcome to Plathville are a very musical family and take advantage of their talents within their church.
In fact, one of his oldest sons, Hosanna Plath, is married to a pianist and is currently touring the country as a violinist. Hosanna, unfortunately, will not appear on the show, at least not in the first season.
While the Plaths are deeply religious, a tragedy in the family almost caused Kim Plath to lose her faith in God.
Kim Plath opens up about losing her son
In 2008, Welcome to Plathville stars suffered a terrible tragedy when Kim Plath accidentally killed her son, Joshua, who was 17 months old at the time of his death.
Kim Plath tragically ran over Joshua while transplanting trees on his farm. On the family’s Web site, Kim explained how she almost lost faith in God in the months following the accident.
“I lived in hell on earth. I woke up every morning and it worked. But barely. I wanted to die,” shared the star of Welcome to Plathville.
Everything changed the next year when Kim Plath says God rescued her. She finally reached a point where hearing her son’s name didn’t devastate her and she finally regained her desire to live.
Apart from Joshua and Hosanna, Barry and Kim have eight other children living on their farm. This includes Ethan, Micah, Moriah, Lydia, Isaac, Amber, Cassia and Mercy.
Ethan and Hosanna are the only members of the Plath family who are married. Hosanna married earlier this year, while Ethan has been married since 2018.
Kim Plath, meanwhile, works as a naturopathic physician and Barry is a planner in the transportation industry. Although Welcome to Plathville stars have raised their children in a conservative home, not all of their children agree with their views.
Who is the rebel of the Plath family?
Barry and Kim’s 17-year-old daughter, Moriah, is easily the most rebellious of the group. In a trailer for Welcome to Plathville’s first season, Moriah Plath admits she doesn’t agree with everything her parents teach, which could create some drama this season.
“Nothing against my parents, but I don’t agree with everything they say or think,” Moriah Plath shares.
It’s not known what kind of trouble Moriah Plath will get into, but she’s not the only person causing drama on Plath’s farm.
Ethan’s new wife, Olivia Plath, also tends to disagree with the way the Plath family is handled. In the Welcome to Plathville trailer, Olivia Plath reveals that she has a completely different perspective on life and is looking to bring some change to the family.
She also revealed that she has created a “hurricane” in the Plath family, which should be interesting to see this season. In a preview scene, Kim and Olivia Plath enter into a brief dispute that ends with the mother of nine telling her that it is not her job to raise her children. Oh.
In the world of reality shows, there’s nothing like a stranger who can stir the pot a bit.
Fans can watch the Plaths take over TLC when Welcome to Plathville airs Tuesday nights on TLC.