President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Colin Powell sent greetings to Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas megachurch The Potter's House, just as pastors Joel Osteen and Brian Houston also did, as the preacher celebrated the completion of 40 years in Christian ministry Sunday.
"With compassion and grace, you've inspired and touched the hearts of people across America and around the world through the power of faith," Obama said in a statement, about Jakes, who has earlier been named "America's Best Preacher" by Time Magazine.
"As you reflect on the difference you've made, know that I deeply appreciate your friendship, your commitment to expanding possibility, and your prayers for me, my family and this country we love," Obama added, according to Dallas News. more >>
Singer Mariah Carey endorsed Bishop T.D. Jakes' new show as he brings his pastoral advice to daytime television with the premiere of "The T.D. Jakes Show."
The hour-long syndicated talk show premiered on Monday, Sept. 12 in 70 affiliates in the U.S. markets and will air Sept. 19 on the OWN Network. The live-studio-audience talk show features real-life personal stories and conversations with celebrity and non-celebrity guests along with empowering advice from The Potter's House minister.
Bishop T.D. Jakes' new syndicated talk show will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network starting in September.
In a message posted to the show's Facebook page on Tuesday, Jakes announced that the partnership with OWN was solidified.
Lavish "Diamond" Reynolds, the fiancee of Philando Castile, spoke at the The Potter's House church in Dallas on Sunday about Castile's death after he was shot by a Minnesota police officer last week.
"I posted that video so everyone across the world can know that we don't do these things to ourselves, these things are done to us," Reynolds said at the church about the recording of the killing of the 32-year-old Castile, according to NBC News.
"To get it on camera, the immediate aftermath, wasn't for anything except to be heard for justice," she said. "Because at the end of the day the people that are here to serve and protect us, we call upon them when we are in need, but when the officers are the ones that are hurting us who do we call?" more >>
The film "Miracles From Heaven," which recounts the real-life story of 12-year-old Annabel Beam's medical miracle and her near-death experience after she fell into a tree, made its digital debut this week and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD next month.
Annabel suffered from a pseudo-obstruction motility disorder for years and was unable to eat, using feeding tubes for nutrition. But after her near-death experience she was subsequently cured of her disorder — a miracle Anna said she was told would happen by Jesus while unconscious and in Heaven.
While the film takes theatrical liberties with Annabel's descriptions of Heaven, Chissy Beam, the 12-year-old's mother who is played by actress Jennifer Garner, told The Christian Post that it gives viewers an in-depth look at the pain the Beam family suffered and how their faith sustained them during the crisis. more >>
Public discourse in America is like "a really bad marriage," says Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas.
In an hour-long interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Jakes described the cultural climate as "a really bad marriage where everybody is trying to be polite but nobody gets down to the communication that's necessary to heal it again."
"And the man thinks he knows what the woman ought to do and the woman knows what the man ought to do because you make assumptions about other people without ever talking to the people you make assumptions about." more >>