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 >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, appeared on "CBS This Morning" on Monday to discuss an array of topics, including the importance of faith in a U.S. president, the source of the bishop's personal strength, and the issue of forgiveness, as related to his New York Times bestselling book Let It Go.
When asked by CBS co-anchor Gayle King about the importance of faith in a U.S. president, Jakes responded:
"I think it's important, I think it's a very stressful job, our demands and expectations are beyond human comprehension, [and] to be able to submit to a higher power I think is important when possible." more >>
A Texas megachurch overseen by Bishop T.D. Jakes has opened up a new campus three years after purchasing the location, which was once a shopping center.
With the sound of shofar, The Potter's House of Dallas held their first worship service on Sunday at the Fort Worth location, expanding the number of operating campuses for the church that boasts an estimated 30,000 members.
Patrick E. Winfield Jr., a pastor ordained in 1996 who is presently pursuing a doctorate in education from Dallas Baptist University, heads the newly operational campus, known as The Potter's House of Fort Worth. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes and wife Serita Jakes have made many public appearances together, but never on the cover of EBONY magazine. Now, the pair is sharing what makes their love work in a feature story for the February issue, along with couples DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good and Clifford "T.I" Harris and Tameka "Tiny" Harris.
Jakes, pastor of The Potter's House megachurch in Dallas, Texas, and his wife will be one of three couples showcasing black love on EBONY's multiple covers scheduled to hit newsstands on Jan 4. For one of the three diverse EBONY magazine covers, Mr. and Mrs. Jakes share how God united them in love.
The bishop gave some insight about the best way to keep a marriage thriving with hard work and privacy. more >>