This Thanksgiving holiday, Bishop T.D. Jakes remembers the dying words of his mother in a touching op-ed for FoxNews published Tuesday. The 600-word piece opens with the death of his mother, Odith Jakes, whom the pastor "cradles" in his arms as she draws her final breaths. But, as mothers often use every chance they can to give their children helpful advice, she spends her last moments admonishing Jakes and his brother and sister to "stick together."
And that message has indeed stuck with Jakes throughout the years, as he writes in the op-ed, "That gentle reproof has always underscored my intuitive understanding of family."
Since Jakes' father, Ernest Jakes, Sr., had already passed, his mother's death meant the pastor and his siblings had become orphans. In the touching tribute, Jakes expresses his thankfulness for family as he writes, "I am thankful for the gift of family that pays itself forward with each generation. As I have freely received love, I am able to give freely." more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes may be the brother of Jesus Christ, according to singer-songwriter Tamar Braxton who jokingly made that claim when reflecting on her faith recently.
Braxton, the entertainer who also serves as a co-host on "The Real" talk show, is recovering after being hospitalized for suffering from two blood clots in her lungs. Despite her health issue, Braxton still found time to promote the new book, Faithing It, written by Bishop Jakes' daughter, Cora Jakes-Coleman.
While the comedic entertainer recommended the book to her more than 2 million Instagram followers, she joked about the Jakes family being directly related to Jesus Christ in the process. more >>
Kim Kardashian West appears to have it all: beauty, fame, fortune, influence. But Sarah Jakes Roberts feels sorry for the reality TV star.
Both the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star and Jakes Roberts, author, motivational speaker and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, are preparing to give birth in the coming months. Although each woman has spoken publicly about the struggles that come along with pregnancy, Jakes Roberts, 27, is sympathizing with Kardashian West.
"I've been in at least 20 cities this year alone speaking to thousands of women across the country. Once I land, I jump right into the trenches of marriage, motherhood, ministry, and whatever else life manages to throw my way, all while watching my ever-expanding midsection struggle to squeeze into clothes that were once too big and attempting to control the hormonal changes of pregnancy," Jakes Roberts wrote in a Huffington Post essay last week. "Incidentally, this has made me think six words I never thought would come to mind: I feel sorry for Kim Kardashian." more >>
Grammy-nominated singer Angie Stone, who made headlines earlier this year for getting into a vicious physical altercation with her 30-year-old daughter, Diamond, in March appeared on Bishop T.D. Jakes' new talk show to discuss the incident on Thursday.
"We are talking to Grammy-nominated singer and actress Angie Stone who is here today to rekindle her relationship with her daughter Diamond," said Bishop Jakes in a preview for the episode which airs today. "This is the first time they have spoken publicly since the altercation that tore them apart."
Stone and her daughter are brought to tears during the episode in which the bishop offered them spiritual counseling. more >>
Evangelist Joyce Rodgers, the head of Primary Purpose Ministries and well-known conference speaker, filled in for an ailing Bishop T.D. Jakes at this year's MegaFest Sunday service, and delivered a message to tens of thousands at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, about receiving the miracles that God has in store for them.
"God is about to bless you with some non-qualifying blessings," preached Rodgers to the MegaFest crowd on Sunday. "God is about to resurrect your dream, vision and aspiration."
Rodgers illustrated her point using the biblical account of Abram who was told by God that he and his wife, Sarai, would bear a child, even though she was barren. God would "resurrect" Abram's "dead possibilities," said Rodgers who explained that God works in the areas where believers cannot provide Him with any assistance, and does this so that He gets all the glory. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes, the visionary behind the behemoth of a conference that is MegaFest, was a not able to preach on its final day for a Sunday worship service due to an eye irritation that needed immediate medial attention.
Jakes, who was scheduled to preach at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, for MegaFest's Sunday service, was predisposed and replaced by evangelist Joyce L. Rogers who gave the final sermon to close out this week's festivities.
The Potter's House Church head's absence was announced by the service's host, Cynthia James, who informed the thousands in attendance about his condition. more >>