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TD Jakes

Biography

Pastor from the Potter Home, a megachurch with 30,000 people, whose sermons are broadcast all around the globe on numerous channels including Trinity Broadcasting Network and Dark Entertainment Tv. He was presented for the PBS system BLACK Lives. He offered the morning hours sermon for Chief executive Barrack Obama at St. John’s Chapel in Washington D.C. in ’09 2009. He offers five kids, Sarah, Jermaine, Cora, Jamar and Thomas, with Serita Ann Jamison, whom he wedded in 1981. He made an appearance within the film “Sparkle” with Jordin Sparks.

Quick Facts


Full Name T. D. Jakes
Date Of Birth June 9, 1957
Place Of Birth South Charleston, WV
Height 1.9 m
Profession Religious Leader
Education West Virginia State University
Nationality American
Spouse Serita Jakes
Children Sarah Jakes, Cora Jakes-Coleman, Jermaine Jakes, Jamar Jakes, Thomas Jakes, Jr.
Parents Odith Jakes, Ernest Jakes, Sr.
Siblings Ernest Jakes, Jacqueline Jakes
Awards NAACP Image Award – President's Award, Grammy Award for Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, The BET Honors Award for Education, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional, Quill Award for Religion/spirituality
Movies Jumping the Broom, Miracles from Heaven, Not Easily Broken, Heaven Is for Real, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, Sparkle, Black Nativity, Winnie Mandela, Roach Approach: The Mane Event!, T.D. Jakes: It's Under My Feet, T.D. Jakes: Living with Restrictions, T.D. Jakes: Still Friends?, T.D. Jakes: Reposition Yourself, Bishop T.D. Jakes: Woman, Thou Art Loosed: Worship 2002, Bishop T.D. Jakes: A Wing and a Prayer, WOW Gospel 2003, WOW Gospel 2005
TV Shows Praise, TD Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul, T.D. Jakes
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#Fact
1Friends with Oprah Winfrey.
2Based in Dallas, Texas, heading a 30,000-member church in South Dallas. [January 2000]
3Father of Sarah Jakes Roberts.
4TD Jakes' sermon, "Nothing Just Happens", includes the message, "Let Them Walk", which is a parody of Joel Osteen's sermon, "Living Without Crutches".
5Best friends with Joel Osteen.
6Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Best American Film award was given to Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) for 2005.
7NAACP Image Award was given to Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) for Best Independent or Foreign Film.
8The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Office for Film & Broadcasting named Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) one of 2004's ten best films, along with The Aviator (2004), Hotel Rwanda (2004), The Passion of the Christ (2004) and Ray (2004).
9Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) was derived from his first book, of the same name, which sold 2.5 million copies.
10In January, The Church Report magazine announced that its readers selected him as the Most Influential Christian for 2005.
11In 2000, PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly listed him in its "Top 10 Religious Leaders".
12"Mama Made the Difference" reached No. 4 on the New York Times Hardcover Advice and How-To Best Sellers List.
13"Mama Made the Difference" won the 2006 Quill Award in the Religion/Spirituality category.
14First cousin twice removed of actor James Wheaton.
15Named after his paternal grandfather, Thomas Dexter Jakes.
16Founder and senior pastor of "The Potter's House", a non-denominational church in Dallas, Texas of 30,000 members.
17Distant cousin of Tavis Smiley.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miracles from Heaven2016producer
Heaven Is for Real2014producer
Black Nativity2013producer
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul2013TV Series executive producer
Sparkle2012/Iproducer
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day2012executive producer
Winnie Mandela2011executive producer - uncredited
Jumping the Broom2011producer
Not Easily Broken2009producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul2013TV Series
Jumping the Broom2011Reverend James
Not Easily Broken2009Allen
Roach Approach: The Mane Event2005VideoKing Darius (voice)
Left Behind: The Movie2000VideoPastor Billings (as Bishop T.D. Jakes)
Closeups2000TV Series
Tell the Devil I Changed My Mind1994Video

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day2012story by
Not Easily Broken2009novel
Woman Thou Art Loosed2004novel

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day2012presenter
Winnie Mandela2011presenter
Woman Thou Art Loosed2004financier

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Phil2007-2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Dr. Oz Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The Scroll: Relationships2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Free to Dance the Bishop Paul S. Morton and Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Story2015DocumentaryHimself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Praise the Lord1995-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Scroll: Transformation2014Video documentaryHimself
Oprah's Lifeclass2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
The BET Honors2013TV MovieHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2012TV SeriesHimself
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Scroll: Evidence of Life Unseen2012TV Mini-Series documentary
Super Soul Sunday2012TV SeriesHimself
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day2012Himself
The 700 Club2001-2012TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative: T.O.R.I.2011DocumentaryHimself
Essence Presents: Faith in 20102010TV MovieHimself
Larry King Live2000-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Black List: Volume Two2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
T.D. Jakes Presents MegaFest: Let It Flow2006TV MovieHimself
African American Lives2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 Trumpet Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
America's Black Forum2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHimself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Woman Thou Art Loosed2004Himself (as Bishop T.D. Jakes)
Celebration of Gospel2003TV MovieHimself (as Bishop T. D. Jakes)
Charlie Rose2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Get Ready: The Best of T.D. Jakes2000Video
Tribulation2000Himself
Get Ready with T.D. Jakes1993TV SeriesHost

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Word of Faith Teachers: Origins and Errors and Their Teaching2012DocumentaryHimself
Pastor Mike Online2012TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004President's AwardImage Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmJumping the Broom (2011)· Tracey E. Edmonds
· Elizabeth Hunter


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#Trademark
1Sermons on prosperity and success
2Tall figure and wide frame
3Deep, thundering voice
4Bald head and goatee beard
5His wide smile.

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