Two of America's most popular megachurch pastors, Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church and T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House, both in Texas, are joining forces for the annual family-themed three-day conference called MegaFest.
"MegaFest is a family-friendly festival bringing together the best of T.D. Jakes Ministries events including Woman Thou Art Loosed, Manpower, MegaKidz and the Mega-Youth Experience. One place. 3 Days. Inspiration, Music, Entertainment and Seminars. We're coming together," says a description for the Aug. 29-31 Dallas event on the official website.
In a video on the T.D. Jakes Ministries website, the Potter's House leader announces that fellow pastor Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria, will be speaking at the conference. In the video, the two Christian leaders express their excitement for the upcoming event. more >>
Bishop TD Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, said in a recent sermon that he is tired of the "Hollywood spirit" that has taken over the church and placed a large focus on the size and popularity of ministries rather than the value of the message they preach.
"I am so sick of this Hollywood spirit that has overtaken the church," Jakes said, according to The Atlanta Daily World.
The preacher leads one of the largest megachurches in America, attracting a congregation of 30,000 members and celebrates its milestone 35th anniversary last year. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, has been tapped to host a new talk show scheduled to debut in the fall on BET as part of the network's move toward more faith-based programming.
Describing "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" as "better talk," BET Networks promises that the show, airing on Sundays, will cover a wide range of issues such as health and wellness, finance and relationships.
The talk show is tied to BET Gospel programming that includes shows like "Celebration of Gospel," "Sunday Best" and "Bobby Jones Gospel." The network already airs Jakes' ministry program, "The Potter's Touch," which reaches 67 million households every month through various outlets. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, appeared on "CBS This Morning" Tuesday to answer viewers' questions on forgiveness, but he also commented on the surprising resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the papacy.
Jakes said he was "astounded" when he learned last week that Pope Benedict XVI would be retiring just eight years after succeeding the deceased Pope John Paul II, making the 85-year-old the first pontiff to resign in almost 600 years of the Roman Catholic Church's history.
"I think it was shocking because we haven't seen it for 600 years or so, but it is indicative of the times we live, that people are doing things in new ways and new capacities," said Jakes. "I take it at face value based on what we know so far." more >>
Cora Coleman, oldest daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, is opening up about her battle with infertility and her decision to become a foster mother.
Coleman, married for almost two years, has documented her journey of infertility on her blog "Fertility Faith" since January 2012.
"I am glad that you are joining me. This is my journey of life and infertility. I decided to share it with you guys so that you may be able to not feel so lonely. I pray this is a safe place where you too can share your struggles with infertility, and life issues. You are not alone. I am holding your hand and so is God," she wrote in her Jan. 14 entry. more >>
Dallas megachurch pastor, film producer, and author T.D. Jakes received the "BET Honors" award for education on Monday night.
Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer," who often portrays clerics in standup routines, introduced Jakes, who pastors the non-denominational 30,000-member The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas. "Bishop Jakes shows us that living upright is a lifelong endeavor," said Cedric. "He does not use the pulpit as a pedal stool but speaks common sense to complex problems. He has a platform of love."
During the tribute, Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen, singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, and CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien spoke of how Jakes' various ministries have encouraged their lives and have left a lasting impact on the body of Christ. more >>