Bishop T.D. Jakes has started a new campaign offering free prescription drug discounts that will purportedly give patients up to 75 percent off medications at thousands of pharmacies across the country.
Jakes, who leads The Potters' House in Dallas, Texas, is promoting a pre-activated RxRelief Card that he argues can save struggling families hundreds of dollars a year on prescription medications.
"I am offering a FREE pharmacy discount card to you and your family. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss," the megachurch pastor said in a public letter. "With discounts on virtually every medication sold at over 500,000 pharmacies nationwide the RxRelief Card can save you and your family an average of $400." more >>
Popular pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas-based megachurch The Potter's House has announced that he has come on board to executive produce an upcoming biopic film chronicling the love story of former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela and his ex-wife, Winnie Mandela.
TDJ Enterprises/TDJ Independents signed on to produce the film to help with its domestic marketing and distribution plans, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which has just wrapped production, stars singer and actress Jennifer Hudson as Winnie, and acclaimed actor Terrence Howard as Mandela. more >>
Speaking with Oprah Winfrey during her new series, "Oprah's Next Chapter," Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas told the media mogul he thinks homosexual acts are condemned in the Scriptures and it is not his job as a pastor to give personal opinions.
Jakes, whose church boasts about 30,000 members, appeared on "Oprah's Next Chapter" on April 8 to discuss his ministry, marriage and how he deals with critics. Also brought up in the conversation, which at one point included the pastor's wife Serita Jakes, were accusations some people have not been welcomed to Jakes' megachurch.
"Would you say that everybody is embraced in your church?" Winfrey asked. "Cause you know you have been accused of saying that gay people would not be welcome." more >>
T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes are celebrating being married for 30 years; an accomplishment given the sorry state of marriage in America today. They have now shared about how they've been able to overcome challenges and maintain a healthy relationship across three decades.
In a recent interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter," the Jakes couple opened up about what has kept them together. When asked by Oprah about the lasting power of their marriage, Serita Jakes said, "Lots of communication, lots of talking over the phone when he's traveling. As he's evolved, I've had to evolve with him, and so, instead of being left behind, when he goes out into the world, he comes back and he tells me about everything."
T.D. and Serita Jakes were married in 1981 and have five children together. They testified that they have experienced difficulties together like all couples, but that through the difficult times they were able to come closer to one another. Not even six months into their marriage the couple suffered a devastating car crash that left doctors unsure if Serita would ever walk again. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes appeared on Oprah Winfrey's "Next Chapter" on the OWN network this past Sunday and opened up with the talk show host about his preaching responsibilities, critics, and feelings on having an African-American president.
The iconic television host traveled to Dallas, Texas, for the interview with the influential Christian leader and visited his 30,000-member church, The Potter's House.
During the intimate interview, Winfrey posed candid questions about what it means for Jakes, whose sermons are broadcast both nationally and internationally, to preach to a large following and asked if the size of the crowd made a difference to him as a preacher. more >>
The shocking news of Whitney Houston's passing gripped the hearts of her fans all over the world. But the famed singer left behind one more stellar performance in her final film "Sparkle." The full trailer for the movie was released this week.
In "Sparkle," a remake of the 1976 cult classic produced by megachurch Pastor T.D. Jakes, Houston plays the role of Emma, once a singer a now single mother, raising three daughters who have dreams of making it big in the music industry.
In the film, Houston sings a beautiful solo, revealing that her voice was in great shape before her death on Feb. 11. The upbeat and vibrant character of Emma reveals Houston's beauty and talent that she will remembered for. more >>