T D Jakes Biography & Facts
Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. (born June 9, 1957), known as T. D. Jakes, is an American 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.
T.D Jakes was born on June 9, 1957, in South Charleston, West Virginia, and grew up in Vandalia, West Virginia.
In 1982, at age 25, Jakes became the pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith, a storefront church in Smithers, West Virginia, with ten members. In 1988, he joined the denomination Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies founded by Bishop Sherman Watkins. In 1990, Jakes moved to South Charleston, West Virginia, and his congregation grew again, to 300 members. In 1993 he moved to Cross Lanes, West Virginia. In 1995, he founded "TDJ Enterprises" which publishes his books and produces his films. From 1995 to 1996, Jakes hosted "Get Ready," a weekly radio and television show with national distribution through syndication.In 1996, Jakes, founded The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, a non-denominational church. Located on a 34-acre hilltop campus, the Potter's House features a 5,000-seat auditorium, as well as offices for employees and staff.
In 2005, Jakes accompanied President George W. Bush on his visit to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. On January 20, 2009, Jakes led the early morning prayer service for President Barack Obama at St. John's Church in Washington, D.C., according to NBC News.In 2009, Jakes partnered with Dr. Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw, and CBS Television Distribution to launch a syndicated, secular talk show; however, due to economic issues within the syndicated television market, the program never premiered.In July 2015, Tegna, Inc. and Debmar-Mercury announced that a new secular talk show hosted by Jakes called T. D. Jakes would air a test run on Tegna stations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, and Minneapolis from August 17 to September 11, 2015. On May 10, 2016, Tegna announced that it would begin airing Jakes's show September 12 in over 50 markets across the country. On March 15, 2017, Tegna announced that T. D. Jakes was cancelled due to poor ratings and low clearances.
Although Jakes was converted and ordained within Oneness Pentecostalism, he revealed in an interview with Mark Driscoll in 2012 that he affirms the Trinity, although Jakes did not affirm the eternality of the individual persons of the Trinity which is denied by Oneness churches.Jakes is an advocate of sexual abstinence and has made appearances advocating it on Good Morning America and Dr. Phil.In 2015, Jakes stated that his views on homosexuality and LGBT rights are evolving. However, Jakes stated that his words were misinterpreted and that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he "respect[s] the rights that this country affords those that disagree".
Woman Thou Art Loosed (1997)
The Storm Is Over (2001)T. D. Jakes is also featured on Swedish DJ Steve Angello's dance/electronic track Rejoice.
Awards and accomplishments
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.
Intimacy With God
Before you throw in the towel
Naked And Not Ashamed?
Loose That Man And Let Him Go
Loose That Man And Let Him Go Workbook
Positioning Yourself To Prosper
Reposition Yourself: Living a Life Without Limits
He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle
Help! I'm Raising My Children Alone: A Guide for Single Ladies and Those Who Sometimes Feel They Are
Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment
Promises From God For Single Women
Woman, Thou Art Loosed: Healing the Wounds of the Past
Woman, Thou Art Loosed Devotional
The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord
Maximize the Moment : God's Action Plan for Your Life
So You Call Yourself a Man?: Finally... a Devotional for Ordinary Men with Extraordinary Potential
God's Leading Lady
Jesus Walks (with me)
Lay Aside the Weight
Daddy Loves His Girls
The Greatest Investment
Mama Made the Difference
TD Jakes Speaks to Men
Overcoming the Enemy
From the Cross to Pentecost
Life Overflowing: Six Pillars for Abundant Living
Not Easily Broken, 2006
Before You Do: Making Great Decisions That You Won't Regret, 2008, Atria Books. ISBN 978-1-4165-4728-0
The Memory Quilt: A Christmas Story for Our Times, 2009
Let it Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven, 2012
Instinct: The Power To Unleash Your Inborn Drive, 2014, Hachette Book Group. ISBN 1455554049
Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose, August 2015, Hachette Book Group. ISBN 978-1-4555-5397-6
Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up, 2017, FaithWords.
Crushing: God Turns Pressure Into Power, April 2019, Hachette Book Group.Filmography
2004: Woman Thou Art Loosed — As himself (based on Jakes's novel of the same name)
2009: Not Easily Broken — Allen (based on another Jakes novel)
2011: Jumping the Broom — Reverend James
2010: Munya — Reverend Brian
2012: Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day – As himself
2012: Sparkle – Producer
2014: Heaven Is for Real – Producer
2014: Winnie Mandela – Producer
2016: Miracles from Heaven – Producer
2018: Faith Under Fire – Executive Producer
2019: A Dog's Way Home – Executive ProducerReferences
"Biography. Bishop T.D. Jakes. — T.D. Jakes Website. Retrieved November 24, 2011.
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Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library: TD Jakes. http://www.wvwc.edu/library/wv_authors/td_jakes.htmlExternal links
T. D. Jakes Ministries official website
T.D. Jakes at IMDb
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