Bishop TD Jakes honored for 45 years of ministry
American pastor, film producer and top preacher reaches millions with message of hope
DALLAS, September 22, 2021 / PRNewswire / – There are a myriad of words to describe TD Jakes: Pastor. World leader. Best-selling author. Director. Real estate industrialist. Conference producer. The senior pastor of the the potter House at Dallas, Jakes led the way in bringing a message of hope to millions of people around the world through any form of communication, never limited to the pulpit. He has advised several US presidents and has been a guest of many leaders around the world. Jakes will be honored for his 45 years of ministry in a special worship service on Sunday September 26, to the potter House starting at 9:00 a.m., which will feature special guests and tributes.
Jakes began his ministry in West Virginia at the age of 19. Now 64 years old, Jakes has reached out to the masses through his various departments and businesses. Since the beginning of the potter House at Dallas in 1996, with 50 families, more than 30,000 members now attend the mega-church’s multiple campuses, and millions more attend online around the world. The the potter House’s mission is achieved through global humanitarian outreach, a series of inspiring talks, entertainment and media venues, and thought leadership forums.
Major international events created by Jakes include:
Woman, you’re let go!
What began as a Sunday school program has become the cornerstone of Jakes’ ministry. Now a lecture, a book, a play and a film, Woman, you’re on the loose! reaches the souls of women and catapults them with the confidence to live as God willed. The first woman, you’re let go! conference took place at Atlanta in 2004, welcoming around 45,000 women. The conference continues to attract thousands of people from around the world.
International Leadership Summit
Jakes leadership in the religious arena led him to organize an annual leadership conference for believers. Bringing together more than 10,000 leaders around the world, the International Leadership Summit brought together industry leaders such as Tyler perry and Denzel Washington teach others how to be successful in their fields of work.
This men’s conference began in 1993 to help men of all races and backgrounds respond to specific needs, wounds, and struggles from a biblical perspective. The conference grew from 2,500 to 20,000 participants.
Combining Jakes’ lectures and the Faith & Film International Festival into one, MegaFest is considered one of the largest international faith-based conferences in America. In 2015, more than 91,000 people attended to hear a wide range of international speakers. In 2008, the global gathering was held at Johannesburg and has contributed over 60 million South African rand to the local economy.
Tapping into the digital world to advance Jakes’ message, Bishop’s Village offers on-demand subscribers unique, behind-the-scenes information about how the TD Jakes “machine” works. Viewers are treated with videos and other online content, including (but not limited to) global speaking engagements, conferences, corporate seminars, meeting preparations, and sermon notes that are not available on no other Jakes platform.
Other key milestones
1993: Launch of a weekly TV show on Trinity Broadcasting Network
1994: Start of weekly television shows on Black Entertainment Network
2000: named one of the top 10 religious leaders by PBS ‘ Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
2001: named America’s best preacher by Time magazine and CNN
2009: delivered the morning service for the inauguration of President Obama
2016: launch of the “TD Jakes” talk show
2021: “Kingdom Culture with TD Jakes” (a weekly sermon and conversational series) launched on REVOLT, the leading black-owned and operated multimedia platform offering 24/7 content on media channels digital, linear and live
Books, films, comedy and music
Jacques is a New York Times best-selling author and has published over 40 books. His 2014 book Instinct is one of his most successful, spending 16 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. His latest book, Don’t drop the mic, which provides insight into good communication, was on the New York Times, United States Today, Amazon and Editor’s Weekly bestseller lists.
An accomplished film producer, Jakes’ films have grossed over $ 500 million and catapulted the faith-based film industry. His films include: A dog’s path home (for Sony Pictures) with Edward James Olmos and Ashley Judd; Miracles from heaven, the follow-up of Heaven is real; the tv movie Faith under fire (for life) ; The seventh day; Winnie Mandela; Black Nativity; Jump the broom; and Twinkled. Jakes’ film projects continue to redefine and reinvent the ever-evolving “faith-based” genre. Stories about real people and real experiences are often oversimplified with a traditional faith-based lens. Jakes’ ability to translate stories about real people with real experiences into sales, flow, and support is unparalleled.
Jakes’ “A Time to Laugh” is a comedy show and touring concert featuring some of the most promising artists and comedians.
Dexterity Sounds is the source of some of the most innovative expressions in gospel music today. Receiving numerous industry accolades, including Grammys for “The Storm is Over” and “A Wing and a Prayer”. Dexterity Perhaps Best Known For Fan Favorite Album Sacred love songs II, which featured music inspired by the movie Jump the broom. The label is also known for its award-winning cult experience DVDs and all-female contemporary gospel group Grace.
The the potter The house charter is to extend “a helping hand to the needy, a heart of compassion to those who suffer and a message of empowerment to those deprived of their rights”. Jakes led and lived this mission every day in his ministry.
About the potter lodge
Celebrate its 25e anniversary this year, located at Dallas, The the potter House is a 30,000-member, non-denominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop Jake TD, twice on the cover of Time magazine as America’s best preacher and as one of the nation’s 25 most influential evangelicals. The the potter House has five locations: The the potter House of Dallas, The the potter House of Fort worth, The the potter House of North Dallas, The the potter House of Denver and the the potter OneLA House. To learn more about the history of The the potter Home, visit this link.
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