Bishop T.D. Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter's House megachurch in Dallas, Texas, is defending Christian film executive Tyler Perry, after the latter laid hands on him earlier this year.
Perry attended The Potter's House earlier this year where he announced a $1 million donation to the establishment and laid hands on Jakes while praying for the bishop. While some criticized the exchange where Perry laid his hands on the bishop and seemed to preach, Jakes is defending Perry in JET magazine.
"When you start talking about prayer, no one is exempt from the need of it," Jakes told JET. "It doesn't matter who it comes from as long as it comes from a place of purity." more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes recently took to the pulpit to speak out against the new Oxygen docu-series "Preachers of L.A."
Jakes, the senior pastor of The Potter's House megachurch in Dallas, Texas, wanted to make sure his congregation knew that he is not using their financial contributions on personal gain after the first episode of the controversial show aired.
"Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you're sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for," Jakes told his congregation Sunday, according to EEW magazine reports. "I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I'm not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave." more >>
T.D. Jakes joined Oprah Winfrey for part two of "Oprah's Lifeclass" to impart his wisdom on how families can begin the process of healing fractured relationships, and cast down their negative histories and fulfill their destinies.
During "Oprah's Lifeclass" that aired on the OWN network Sunday night, Jakes uncovered the root causes of sibling rivalries and brought Oprah to tears as he explained that some parents are not capable of giving an outpouring of love to their children, because they have a "pint-sized capacity" and cannot fill those who have a "10-gallon capacity to love."
Jakes said many 10-gallon people are born into families that only have pint-sized capacities, but added they need to understand that many times the people who don't seem to be giving enough are, in fact, "sincerely giving you all that they have, but it doesn't fill you up, because you are bigger than that." more >>
In a viral video that appeared on the Internet over the weekend, Hollywood producer Tyler Perry, known for his string of "Madea" movies, is seen laying hands on Bishop T.D. Jakes during a worship service at The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas.
After the service, a photo of the incident was posted on the T.D. Jakes Ministries Facebook page, with its caption reading: "I can't even put into words what all happened today at The Potter's House! You have to see it for yourself!!!" A link to watch a rebroadcast of the service was included in the photo caption.
The now popular video excerpt of the Sunday service features Perry coming up to the main stage of the Dallas megachurch and sharing what he experienced at this year's MegaFest gathering, including his decision to donate $1 million to a youth center planned by the megachurch. more >>
DALLAS, Texas-Joel and Victoria Osteen, pastors at the 43,000 member Lakewood Church in Houston, shared their inspirational message of forgiveness and empowerment at T.D. Jakes' MegaFest on Friday. Osteen said he accepted Jakes' invitation to speak at the festival because it's important for Christians to unite, build family memories, and to be encouraged to fulfill their destinies.
"I think it's strengthening the bonds in our family," Osteen told The Christian Post. "Bishop Jakes is so good about talking about letting go of the things that are holding you back, and starting fresh and anew. Events like these help us to grow together as a family."
The best-selling author and megachurch pastor delivered his core message of letting go of the past, moving forward and encouraging people to believe that God has great plans for their lives. Osteen said his aim is to let people know that God wants the best for them, and when believers honor Him, "God will take you places that you never dreamed of." more >>
DALLAS, Texas — Oprah Winfrey held two episode tapings of her Emmy Award-winning program "Oprah's Lifeclass" on Thursday during T.D. Jakes' three-day MegaFest festival that will broadcast on the OWN network during the first two weeks of September.
Oprah invited Jakes back to her lifeclass to talk about the millions of sons and daughters who are growing up without a father in their life, and to share the steps families can take to heal old wounds and restore their fractured relationships. There were many "aha! moments" for the queen of television who surmised that women are incapable of fulfilling the role of a father, regardless of how hard they try or how much they believe that they can.
"The truth is that you can't be a father and a mother," Oprah said. more >>