Influential megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes compared Sunday morning's gay nightclub massacre in Orlando to the killing of nine Christians last June at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, and asserted that the Orlando shooting should be identified as both a hate crime and act of terror.
In response to the news that 49 people were murdered and 53 others wounded in Sunday's shooting at the Pulse nightclub, Jakes, a prominent Christian author and senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, posted a video on Monday calling on all Americans to unite in solidarity with the LGBT community.
"I wanted to take a moment to share a statement with you that is on my heart and on the hearts of many, if not millions of Americans around this country. Our heart goes out to Orlando as you face this devastation that occurred this weekend," Jakes said in a short video posted to his Facebook page. more >>
R&B singer Ciara Harris shared an inspirational message from Bishop T.D. Jakes this past week about people close to you discouraging you from reaching your destiny.
Ciara, 30, took to Twitter where she shared a link of Bishop Jakes' sermon that she called "So Good."
In the sermon titled "The Battle Is Not Yours," the senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, spoke about people speaking negatively against the destiny of others. more >>
Before her megachurch drama hit the small screen in a new series showcasing sex, drugs and deceit, Oprah Winfrey had a frank conversation with Bishop T.D. Jakes about its impact on the Church.
In Winfrey's upcoming TV series "Greenleaf," writer Craig Wright's script centers around the dysfunction within the church and family of Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David). And before the first episode aired, the media mogul wanted to make it clear that her network's new series would not disrespect Jakes or the Church.
"I spoke to T.D. Jakes and said, 'I just want you to know I'm doing a show about a megachurch and the only resemblance to you, is that our main character is called Bishop and you're a bishop.' And he says, 'I'm happy to hear that because I've heard something's about it …,'" Winfrey said during a question and answer session with media, according to Eurweb. "I said, 'I just want you to know, from my lips to your ears, I have nothing but deep respect and regard for the church. I, Oprah Winfrey, am going to do nothing, ever, that disrespects the church." more >>
Could Snapchat be developed by the devil?
While many may scoff at the notion, motivational speaker, author and daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes may think so. Sarah Jakes Roberts, also the wife of Senior Pastor Touré Roberts of One Church International in Los Angeles, took to social media to speak about her feelings concerning Snapchat's filter settings that can alter your face into different characters.
Reflecting back on his life as a student, teacher and church leader, Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, has come up with a list of five things he would most like to tell his 25-year-old self.
"During my 58 years, I've occupied several roles. I've been a student, teacher and church leader. I've been an intern, employee and boss. I'm a son, father and grandfather, as well as husband, neighbor and friend," Jakes wrote on his website.
"As I approach my sixth decade, I've been thinking a lot about missed opportunities, regret and the hard-scrabble lessons I've learned along the way," he added. more >>
Some say that church is a good place to find a spouse, and thanks to a recent partnership between a megachurch and a well-known Christian dating website, that notion might increase in its appeal.
The new initiative, launched in late February, allows congregants of Dallas-based megachurch The Potter's House, the church of popular preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes, to connect with one another on dating website ChristianMingle using dedicated search capabilities, discounted membership fees and personalized offerings exclusive to members of the megachurch.
ChristianMingle provides partner churches with a virtual community where parishioners can connect with other members of their church as well as with the general ChristianMingle community of users. Member profile badges will identify a member's church affiliation and enable them to search for others in or outside their church. Members will also have access to the site's relationship experts. more >>