MegaFest Equals Spiritual Rebirth Says T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes says a "rebirth" of spirituality is sweeping across the country, and the popularity of MegaFest is a prime example. This massive event — one of the largest Christian assemblies in the country — made its debut in Atlanta in 2004 and won an award for record-breaking campus attendance of 560,000 over the course of three days.

Next week, MegaFest 2005 returns to Atlanta for four powerful days packed with spiritual encouragement, entertainment, motivation, and great family fun. MegaFest combines Bishop Jakes' popular men's conference, "ManPower" and women's conference, "Woman, Thou Art Loosed," with the new mega youth experience, "MegaKidz," at Atlanta’s top venues—the Georgia Dome, the Georgia World Congress Center, Philips Arena, and International Plaza.

Bishop Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House, a 30,000-member church in Dallas and the force behind MegaFest, will join actor Stephen Baldwin and city leaders for a high-energy kick-off to MegaFest 2005 on Wed., Aug. 3 at the International Plaza.

Special events include a talk by Suze Orman, the author and TV host that USA Today calls “a one-woman, financial-advice powerhouse,” who says she is on a mission to change the way people feel, think, and act about their money, and actor Stephen Baldwin will use skateboarding and BMX stunts to help share the message of God’s love.

A Women of Purpose Concert will feature Grammy winner Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, CeCe Winans, and many others, Thursday night.

Lastly, the Light the World Parade, which debuted at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, has flashy special effects and a world-class soundtrack will make its U.S. premier at MegaFest 2005 on Friday.