In OWN’s new mega-church drama, Greenleaf, Benjamin Patterson plays Noah Kendall, the head of security for the Greenleaf family and the keeper of their secrets. Benjamin says that Noah “makes sure that everything is running smoothly, everyone is safe and things are being attended to.”

Additionally, there is romantic intrigue between Noah and one of Bishop James Greenleaf’s daughters. “My ex is the daughter of the Bishop, and there is a certain amount of tension between us because, you know, we’ve grown up, and we’ve kind of reconnected after some years of not really seeing each other, and now I also have a fiancée. So, it’s a little bit of a love triangle.”

Many of the family’s deepest secrets have been passed down to Noah. “I think the most interesting thing is that my father worked with the Greenleaf family, and, as the heir to his work, I now have inherited a lot of these secrets that the family holds,” Benjamin says. “As the season progresses, you’ll learn that there are some not-so-nice things that have happened that I’ve had to keep under wraps.”