Thomas Dexter “T. D.” Jakes Sr. was born on 9 June 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia, USA. He was named after his grandfather, Thomas Dexter Jakes. He is born a businessman and a leading priest of The Potter’s House, a huge church with more than 30 thousands members. It is located in Dallas, Texas.
His body structure makes him identical like the bald head, wide smile, tall figure, goatee beard, his deep impressive voice and his orations on triumph and opulence. He got married to Serita Jakes on 29 may 1982. The couple was blessed with 5 kids. His elder daughter is a famous celebrity name, Sarah Jakes Roberts.
T D Jakes has served in the church especially in evangelistic lectures which were broadcasted in a The Potter’s Touch show on The Miracle Channel in Canada, Trinity Broadcasting Network, The Word Network, Black Entertainment Television and Daystar Television Network. He has also organized annual women’s conference which he named as called “Woman Thou Art Loosed”, annual resurgence called “Mega Fest which is attended by thousands of people and gospel music recordings.
In 2009 he decided to launch a talk show based on secularism along with the collaboration of CBS Television Distribution group. By profession, he is an actor and producer who got fame via Sparkle in 2012, jumping the Broom in 2011 and Not Easily Broken in 2009.
In the same year, NBC News has on aired his services in Morning Prayer particularly for President Barack Obama at St. John’s Church in Washington, DC. In Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s convention, he organized high profile sermons in which more than 45 thousand people have participated. He also owns numerous books based on Christianity like Thou Art Loosed! In 1995, Sacred Love Songs in 1999, Storm is over appeared and many more.
Awards and achievements:
In 2006, he won Quill Award for “Mama Made the Difference” in Religion/Spirituality category.” With the passage of time, this book reaches to no. 4 in New York Times among the most selling books. He was listed among the “Top 10 Religious Leaders” in 2000 by Ethics Newsweekly and PBS Religion.
In 2005, he was considered as the Most Influential Christian by The Church Report magazine. His another creation, Woman Thou Art Loosed was given Best American Film award in Santa Barbara International Film Festivals in 2005. For being a most leading priest of The Potter’s House he got 13 doctorates and honorary degrees. T.D. Jakes has more than 2.1 million followers on Instagram, 3 million on Twitter and more than 5.9 million likes on his Facebook page.
How Rich is T.D. Jakes?
The estimated net worth of T. D. Jakes is $18 million. Most parts of his income come from The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas. In 1996, he bought a W.V. Grant’s large Eagle’s Nest Family Church in Dallas. T.D Jakes own the potter’s house church which is worth approximately $5,575,000. On his 60th birthday, he was gifted with a luxurious car ‘60s Trans Am.