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 >>
DALLAS, Texas— Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and CEO of MegaFest 2013 spoke with The Christian Post at the kickoff of the three-day inspirational festival about the importance of having a personal relationship with God. Jakes also explained why adults need to step up and set the example of making their Christian faith the foundation for the family to depend on through all of life's tragedies and disagreements.
The following is an edited transcript of that interview.
Why is it important for people to have a relationship with God, so they can then have a stronger connection and better understanding of those who are around them? more >>
DALLAS, Texas – Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and CEO of MegaFest 2013 was joined by the Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings on Wednesday for a press conference to kickoff the three-day inspirational festival that the popular megachurch pastor says will be a "celebration of relationships."
More than 50,000 people from 40 countries are in "Big D" for MegaFest that begins Thursday morning with a taping of two episodes of "Oprah's Lifeclass" in which she and Jakes will tackle the issue of emotional and spiritual healing for the millions of children who are growing up in fatherless households.
Speaking about healing and the purpose of MegaFest, Jakes quoted from part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech that he gave 50 years ago during the March on Washington, and said it was King's dream that everyone would work together and unite together. Jakes commented that the message exemplifies the spirit of MegaFest, which is to bring together people from all walks of life, culture, ethnicity, background and political ideology. more >>