In OWN’s new mega-church drama, Greenleaf, Deborah Joy Winans plays Charity Greenleaf-Satterlee, the daughter of Bishop James and Lady Mae Greenleaf.

In this exclusive character profile, Deborah Joy opens up about her role and her thoughts about the new drama. “Greenleaf is about truth. It’s about money. It’s about pride. It’s about love. Greed. Real family stuff,” Deborah Joy says. “The things that everybody wants to hide behind closed doors.”

What makes the script stand out, Deborah Joy says, is how multifaceted the story is. “You know, if you have a scar, you’re not out flaunting it. And in Greenleaf, we show our scars, but we also show our love and our humanity.”