T. D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker, and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter's House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church located in Dallas. Named "America's Best Preacher" by Time Magazine, Jakes' voice reverberates from the world's most prominent stages. Through a nexus of charitable works, T.D. Jakes extends a hand of help to the needy, heart of compassion to the hurting, and message of empowerment to the oppressed and disenfranchised. Beyond the pulpit, Jakes ranks among the 25 Most Influential African Americans, Britain's 100 Most Influential Black People and EBONY's Power150. His worldwide impact can be felt through a media empire that spans film, television, radio, best-selling books, greeting cards and conference series.
His latest film, "Jumping the Broom" broke opening weekend box office records, ranking as the #1 comedy and #3 in overall revenues.
A father of five with wife Serita, Thomas Dexter Jakes credits his parents as the source of his perseverance and sense of self-reliance.
After 35 years in ministry, T.D. Jakes continues to be a leading voice of innovation, inspiration, and influence in Christendom today.