Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957),

Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is a bishop, author and filmmaker. He is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch. Jakes’s church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter’s Touch, which airs on Lightsource.com, the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Black Entertainment Television,[1] the Daystar Television Network and The Word Network.

  1. D. Jakes

Born:Thomas Dexter Jakes

         :June 9, 1957 (age 62)

South Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.

Occupation:Bishopauthorfilmmaker

Spouse(s)-Serita Jamison (m. 1981)

Religion:Pentecostal Christianity

               Congregations served

The Potter’s House Church, Dallas, Texas

Title:Bishop 

Other aspects of Jakes’s ministry include the annual festival MegaFest which draws more than 300,000 people, the annual women’s conference Woman Thou Art Loosed, and gospel music recordings. He hosted the T.D. Jakes Show, a nationally syndicated talk show produced by Tegna Media and distributed by Sony Pictures Television, until the show’s cancellation in March 2017.

In 2005, Jakes accompanied President George W. Bush on his visit to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In his book Decision Points, President Bush describes Jakes as “a kind of man who puts faith into action.”

Jakes’ album A Wing and a Prayer won the “Best Gospel or Chorus Album” at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2003.He has also received Grammy and Dove Award nominations for the gospel album “Live at The Potter’s House.” PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly named Jakes among America’s “Top 10 Religious Leaders.” Time magazine featured Jakes on the cover of its September 17, 2001, issue with the provocative question, “Is This Man the Next Billy Graham?”

On the PBS program African American Lives, Jakes had his DNA analyzed; his Y chromosome showed that he is descended from the Igbo people of Nigeria.According to his family history, it was suggested that he is also descended from them through his grandmother.Jakes was selected in Oprah’s SuperSoul100 list of visionaries and influential leaders in 2016

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