Pastor Jakes of T D Jakes Ministries has a special interest in the continent of Africa.
He and The Potter's House launched FAITH FOR AFRICA, an initiative that brought water wells, medicine, and ministry to thousands of people in and around Nairobi in Kenya.
Born June 9, 1957 he is an
American pastor of The Potter's House, a 30,000 member non-denominational mega church in Dallas, Texas.
Thomas Dexter "T. D." Jakes Sr. church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter's Touch, which airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He also airs on The Word Network.
Other aspects of Jakes' ministry include an annual revival called "MegaFest" (which draws more than 100,000 people during that period of time), an annual women's conference called "Woman Thou Art Loosed", and gospel music recordings.
T D Jakes Ministries founded The Potter's House in 1996, with about 50 families that had relocated with him from his former congregation, Greater Emmanuel Temple of Faith in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. In its 11-year existence it has grown to over 30,000 members.
Both Jakes' and his Potter's House church are unrelated to the Potter's House Christian Fellowship, a Pentecostal denomination founded in Arizona in 1970.
Pastor Jake and his wife Serita Ann Jakes Have 5 children (Jamar, Jermaine, Cora, Sarah, and Thomas Jakes Jr.).
Pastor Jakes is a strong advocate of abstinence and has made appearances on the subject ranging from Good Morning America to Dr. Phil.
For the 2006 PBS program African American Lives, T D Jakes had his DNA analyzed; his Y chromosome showed that he is descended from the Yoruba people of what is now Nigeria.
According to his family history, it was also suggested that he was descended from the Igbo people through his paternal grandmother.
The movie Woman Thou Art Loosed is based on Jakes' novel of the same name. Not Easily Broken is another movie being made that is based on another novel by T D Jakes.
From Dallas to Washington DC to Nairobi, prison inmates, Hurricane Katrina evacuees and Kenyan natives alike have been touched by the message of faith and God's love through T D Jakes Ministries.
He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle
T D Jakes Ministries has helped millions of women discover the glorious truth of who they are. His bestseller The Lady, Her Lover and Her Lord was a groundbreaking look at a woman’s most important relationships-with God, with the man in her life, and with herself-and was the first step toward hope and healing for women across the nation.
Now Bishop Jakes brings his unique perspective to this revealing look into the heart and mind of a man.
Men feel the pressure of fulfilling many roles in life: husband, father, son, businessman, and leader. Now Bishop Jakes comes to their aid with this guidebook to help every man understand his own emotional inner workings, and to offer biblically inspired direction toward being the man God wants him to be.
Practical, inspirational, and refreshingly honest, He-Motions is also the ultimate source for women who seek to comprehend and care for the men in their lives.
It will help them decode men’s often-baffling behavior and will offer eye-opening insights that will bring greater intimacy and healing to their relationships.
Let's face it, we all have questions about relationships in life.
When you lay your head down on the pillow at night, do you find these questions about your relationship with God running through your mind? How can I know God personally? Can I find peace and true contentment? What is the purpose of my life? How do I know how God wants me to live? What is prayer?
Throughout our lives, we all face a long list of questions on relationships that trouble our souls and require real answers based on real truth. How do I forgive someone who has hurt me badly? Can I mend this broken relationship? When my world seems to be falling apart around me, who can I trust and in whom dare I confide? How do I know whether a person is the right one to date? Will my marriage survive? How do I nourish my child's heart? What do I do with my fears about expressing my love and care to a friend?
The good news is that in God's Word we find the answers to life's bewildering relationship quest ions.
We are not left to figure it out on our own and in our own strength and power. You are invited to begin a lifelong journey to discovering God's words of truth for your life and relationships, and to discovering God Himself in the words of His Book!
From Genesis to Revelation, it is clear that the Holy Bible is, in the words of Bishop T.D. Jakes, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. It is not a book about religion, but relationships, from the creation of a man and a woman and their intimate relationship with God in the Garden through the tragic break in that relationship at the Fall and the eventual restoration of that relationship through Jesus Christ and His death on the cross of Calvary.
The popular teaching of renowned pastor T.D. Jakes coupled with the timeless message of Scripture. The Holy Bible, Woman Thou Art Loosed Edition is the Bible that addresses women's poignant emotional and spiritual issues from a biblical perspective and offers encouragement as only T.D. Jakes can do.
Women will find hope for hurting hearts and strength to be healed and made whole so that they can live victorious lives. Countless women of all ages, races, and denominations have found this unique Bible to be the resource they need to find healing and wholeness in their Savior.
Economic troubles, natural disasters, family struggles, political upheavals . . . sometimes life seems overwhelming! How can we live victoriously? Equipping you to prevail against the devil's onslaughts, Jakes helps you draw on the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Discover how to depend on God in your darkest hour, embrace healing for past hurts, and more. 192 pages, softcover from Destiny Image.
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Do you find it difficult to express how you feel and what you need in your personal relationships? Do you have trouble developing relationships with other men? Does the weight of responsibility drag you down? T.D. Jakes comes to your aid with a guidebook to help you understand your own needs for emotional and spiritual support.
He offers practical, sound answers to assist you in expressing your needs and having them met in healthy and wholesome ways by those you love. And ladies, He-Motions is also for you. Inspirational and refreshingly honest, this is the ultimate source for women seeking to comprehend and care for the men in their lives. It will bring you closer together and closer to God.
Here's your front-row seat to T.D. Jakes's life-changing Ephesians conference! Rich in foundational truths, Paul's letter to the church at Ephesus was among the first books studied by early Christians. Now you can experience the faith-building message as Jakes expounds each chapter, examining your spiritual wealth, warfare, worship, wedding, workmanship, and walk as Christ's disciple. Six DVDs, approx. 8.5 hours total.
In the inspiring tradition of His Lady, Bishop T.D. Jakes delivers a compassionate collection of scriptural verse and empowering wisdom for all women still looking for love, searching for their own divine worth - and longing for a connection with the Lord. Promises from God for Single Women is a vital handbook for navigating the complex path of being a single woman in today's world.
Our relationship with God is the foundation for our lives. If we try to build on any other relationships or things, we are building on quicksand, because at some point all of our relationships will break down. It is from our earthly relationship with God that He gives us the privilege of having healthy relationships with our spouse, our families, our friends, and countless others.
Inside the pages of God's Word you will discover the divine instruction on life relationships that has been given to generations of people who faced the same issues and questions that you face today, addressing those questions honestly and openly and offering wise counsel for your relationships, inspiration for your needs, comfort for your sorrows, guidance for your confusion, and hope for your discouragement.
In The Relationship Bible, you will find the following features from Bishop Jakes:
A 32-page Introduction that sets forth, The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, along with helps to understanding the Bible and guides to answering life's relationship problems.
Reflections of God's Heart. Over 20 pages of articles that continue to develop God's love relationship with mankind.
Lessons of the Heart. Over 80 pages of life lesson articles that address a wide range of relationship issues.
Heartbeats. 25 articles that demonstrate how to build relationships.
Heartbreakers. 25 articles that demonstrate how relationships are damaged.
Heart Murmurs. 10 powerful prayers for your personal relationships.
Bishop T.D. Jakes presents Sacred Love Songs 2, an exceptional set of traditional and contemporary gospel favorites, inspired by the film "Jumping the Broom." Twelve songs, from Micah Stampley, Crystal Aikin, Fred Hammond, and many more.
You can experience deep intimacy with Him. You can become a powerful instrument of His love and reconciliation, both to the church and to a dying world. We have all doubted God, our worth in His eyes, and our ability to know Him.
As T.D. Jakes expounds on the encouraging life stories of men in the Bible, your faith in God, His love and purpose for you will be strengthened and your doubts will be dispelled. You may think yourself an ordinary man, but you have extraordinary potential. Unlock that potential today!