On OWN’s new mega-church drama, Greenleaf, GregAlan Williams plays attorney Robert “Mac” McCready, the general counsel of Greenleaf World Ministries and the brother of Lady Mae Greenleaf and Mavis McCready.

“Mac brings a lot of baggage, a number of family secrets that go back to the Greenleaf home. As much as he seems to be on the ball and capable, he’s quite needy in some very profound and damaging kinds of ways,” GregAlan says.

“Mac is kind of stuck. He’s stuck in a tragedy that not only has impacted him, it’s impacted lots of others over the years, and that’s part of the Greenleaf family secret,” GregAlan continues. “Whatever has hurt him has manifested in him a way that causes him to hurt others in a most profound kind of way.”