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T.D. Jakes

Biography

Probably one of the most popular Christian preachers in the us along with a best-selling writer who produced more than twelve books in only the very first five many years of his composing profession, Bishop T.D. Jakes started documenting in 1997 having a live edition of his most widely used book, Female, Thou Artwork Loosed!. Given birth to in 1957 in Western Virginia, Jakes grew up like a Baptist, but an event in a storefront Apostolic chapel gave him a feeling of purpose to preach the unity to some disparate Christian America, if the concern is usually denominational, racial or intimate. He attended Western Virginia State University or college and studied mindset, though he later on gained a master’s and a doctorate within the ministry. After marrying in 1980 and doing work for many years at Union Carbide, he relocated right into a full-time ministry part using the founding of Charleston’s Temple of Trust in 1986. T.D. Jakes’ renown grew through the remaining 10 years as he offered many high-profile sermons around the country, including the Total Gospel Baptist Chapel Fellowship’s convention before 45,000 people. By 1993, he previously begun composing Christian books, and in 1995 his Female, Thou Artwork Loosed! became the next best-selling Christian publication of the entire year. In early 1996, Jakes found that W.V. Grant’s huge Eagle’s Nest Family members Cathedral in Dallas was on the market. He bought the website — in addition to its media services — and shortly gained viewers of over 5,000. Sacred Appreciate Songs implemented in 1999; Surprise Is Over made an appearance two years afterwards.

Quick Facts


Full Name T. D. Jakes
Height 1.9 m
Profession Pastor, Minister, Actor, Preacher, Author, Film producer, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, Evangelist, Life Coach, Televangelist
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
Albums Sacred Love Songs, Live From The Potter's House, He-Motions, Woman Thou art Loosed, T.D. Jakes Presents: The Weight Is Over, Get Ready: The Best of T.D. Jakes, Woman, Thou Art Loosed Worship (Live at Lakewood) - Performance Tracks
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


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1 Friends with Oprah Winfrey.
2 Based in Dallas, Texas, heading a 30,000-member church in South Dallas. [January 2000]
3 Father of Sarah Jakes Roberts.
4 TD Jakes' sermon, "Nothing Just Happens", includes the message, "Let Them Walk", which is a parody of Joel Osteen's sermon, "Living Without Crutches".
5 Best friends with Joel Osteen.
6 Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Best American Film award was given to Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) for 2005.
7 NAACP Image Award was given to Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) for Best Independent or Foreign Film.
8 The 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).
9 Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004) was derived from his first book, of the same name, which sold 2.5 million copies.
10 In January, The Church Report magazine announced that its readers selected him as the Most Influential Christian for 2005.
11 In 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.
14 First cousin twice removed of actor James Wheaton.
15 Named after his paternal grandfather, Thomas Dexter Jakes.
16 Founder and senior pastor of "The Potter's House", a non-denominational church in Dallas, Texas of 30,000 members.
17 Distant cousin of Tavis Smiley.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miracles from Heaven 2016 producer
Heaven Is for Real 2014 producer
Black Nativity 2013 producer
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul 2013 TV Series executive producer
Sparkle 2012/I producer
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day 2012 executive producer
Winnie Mandela 2011 executive producer - uncredited
Jumping the Broom 2011 producer
Not Easily Broken 2009 producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul 2013 TV Series
Jumping the Broom 2011 Reverend James
Not Easily Broken 2009 Allen
Roach Approach: The Mane Event 2005 Video King Darius (voice)
Left Behind: The Movie 2000 Video Pastor Billings (as Bishop T.D. Jakes)
Closeups 2000 TV Series
Tell the Devil I Changed My Mind 1994 Video

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day 2012 story by
Not Easily Broken 2009 novel
Woman Thou Art Loosed 2004 novel

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day 2012 presenter
Winnie Mandela 2011 presenter
Woman Thou Art Loosed 2004 financier

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Phil 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
The Dr. Oz Show 2015 TV Series Himself
The Scroll: Relationships 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
Free to Dance the Bishop Paul S. Morton and Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Story 2015 Documentary Himself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Steve Harvey 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Praise the Lord 1995-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
Larry King Now 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Scroll: Transformation 2014 Video documentary Himself
Oprah's Lifeclass 2013 TV Series Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
The BET Honors 2013 TV Movie Himself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto 2012 TV Series Himself
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Scroll: Evidence of Life Unseen 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary
Super Soul Sunday 2012 TV Series Himself
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day 2012 Himself
The 700 Club 2001-2012 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative: T.O.R.I. 2011 Documentary Himself
Essence Presents: Faith in 2010 2010 TV Movie Himself
Larry King Live 2000-2009 TV Series Himself
The Black List: Volume Two 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
T.D. Jakes Presents MegaFest: Let It Flow 2006 TV Movie Himself
African American Lives 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin 2005 TV Series Himself
2005 Trumpet Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
America's Black Forum 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Himself
35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Woman Thou Art Loosed 2004 Himself (as Bishop T.D. Jakes)
Celebration of Gospel 2003 TV Movie Himself (as Bishop T. D. Jakes)
Charlie Rose 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Get Ready: The Best of T.D. Jakes 2000 Video
Tribulation 2000 Himself
Get Ready with T.D. Jakes 1993 TV Series Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself
Word of Faith Teachers: Origins and Errors and Their Teaching 2012 Documentary Himself
Pastor Mike Online 2012 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 President's Award Image Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film Jumping the Broom (2011) · Tracey E. Edmonds
· Elizabeth Hunter


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

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