T. D. Jakes Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Faith, Ministry, Books

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T. D. Jakes Biography

T. D. Jakes is a bishop, author, and filmmaker from America. He is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational megachurch in America. The Potter’s Touch broadcasts Jakes’ church services and evangelistic sermons.

T. D. Jakes Age

He is 65 years old as of 2022. He was born Thomas Dexter Jakes on 9 June 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 9 June.

T. D. Jakes Family

Jakes’ DNA was analyzed on the PBS program African American Lives; His Y chromosome showed that he comes from the Nigerian Igbo people. It was suggested that he is also descended from them through his grandmother based on his family history.

T. D. Jakes Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $20 Million.

T. D. Jakes Faith

Jakes admitted in an interview with Mark Driscoll in 2012 that he affirms the Trinity, despite the fact that he was converted and ordained within Oneness Pentecostalism. However, Jakes did not affirm the eternality of the individual members of the Trinity, which is something that Oneness churches deny.

Jakes has made appearances advocating for sexual abstinence on Good Morning America and Dr. Phil. Jakes said in 2015 that he is changing his mind about homosexuality and LGBT rights. However, Jakes claimed that his words had been misunderstood and that he “respect[s] the rights that this country affords those that disagree” despite his opposition to same-sex marriage.

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T. D. Jakes Ministry

Jakes was appointed pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith in 1982 at the age of 25, a ten-member storefront church in Smithers, West Virginia. He became a member of Bishop Sherman Watkins’ Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies in 1988. Jakes relocated to South Charleston, West Virginia, in 1990, and his congregation once more reached 300 members. He moved to Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in 1993.

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He established “TDJ Enterprises” in 1995, which produces his films and publishes his books. Jakes was the host of “Get Ready” from 1995 to 1996, a weekly radio and television show that was distributed nationally through syndication. Jakes established the nondenominational church The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, in 1996. The Potter’s House has offices for staff and employees as well as a 5,000-seat auditorium on a 34-acre hilltop campus.

Jakes traveled with President George W. Bush to the affected areas of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. According to NBC News, Jakes led the early morning prayer service for President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C.

Jakes started a syndicated, secular talk show in 2009 with Dr. Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw, and CBS Television Distribution; However, the program never premiered because of financial issues in the syndicated television market.

Tegna, Inc. and Debmar-Mercury announced in July 2015 that from August 17 to September 11, 2015, a test run of Jakes’ new secular talk show T. D. Jakes would air on Tegna stations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, and Minneapolis. Tegna announced on May 10, 2016, that it would begin airing Jakes’ show on September 12 in more than 50 markets across the nation. Tegna made the announcement on March 15, 2017, that T. D. Jakes would be cancelled due to low clearances and low ratings.

T. D. Jakes Books

  • 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
  • His Lady
  • Jesus Walks (with me)
  • Lay Aside the Weight
  • Daddy Loves His Girls
  • The Greatest Investment
  • Mama Made the Difference
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