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VBD STAR POWER LIST: Bishop T. D. Jakes

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Bishop T. D. Jakes, Pastor, New York Times Bestselling Author & Award-winning Filmmaker


“Others can inspire you, but ultimately the only thing that empowers you is what lies within you and learning how to better utilize what you’ve been given.” – T.D. Jakes, Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive


For more than 40 years, Bishop T.D. Jakes has helped millions of people realize their purpose through his dynamic ministry. Recognized as “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine, as well as “One of the Nation’s Most Influential & Mesmerizing Preachers” by The New York Times, Bishop Jakes remains a charismatic, yet humble man. In 1996, with minimal resources, T.D. Jakes founded The Potter’s House (TPH), a non-denominational, multicultural church and global humanitarian organization, in Dallas, Texas. The church has since expanded to include more than 30,000 members, with more than 50 diverse ministries. While TPH, located in southern Dallas, is the designated home to numerous members, Bishop Jakes has fulfilled the needs of those residing in the northern and western regions of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, as well as out-of-state. TPH campuses are also present in Frisco and Fort Worth, Texas, as well as Denver, Colorado.


Named “America’s Treasure” by Oprah Winfrey, T.D. Jakes is a master communicator for all ages. His prose flows like honey from a soft Melianthus comosus. While many of his followers have familiarized themselves with Bishop’s sermons, few know that he also relishes making people laugh, especially when trying to overcome life’s most daunting circumstances. The adage, “Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying” helps to keep one’s heart and soul healthy. While not every creative work that Bishop publishes displays overt hilarity, Bishop Jakes delicately weaves in a tone and style that helps the reader or movie patron feel a sense of peace and healing. T.D. Jakes offers a collection of award-winning and New York Times best-selling books, including Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose and Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive. In the entertainment space, Bishop Jakes has numerous film credits to his name, including the award-winning romantic comedy, Jumping the Broom, among others.


Bishop Jakes lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, five children, and two grandchildren.


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