You Were Not Created to fail. Bishop T. D. Jakes is a leading megachurch pastor, teacher, evangelist and church-planter. He has also excelled in Christian business, Christian music, writing and Christian films. His good leadership qualities have placed him among other evangelical beliefs leaders. They are Kenneth Copeland, Oral Roberts and renowned people such as Kenneth Hagin and Billy Graham.
Thomas Dexter Jakes or T.D. Jakes was born on June 9, 1957, in Charleston, West Virginia. His Baptist parents were Ernest and Ordith Jakes. She was a teacher and a successful female entrepreneur. His father was a, self-made with 42-employees, janitorial business entrepreneur.
In his childhood days, Bishop T.D. Jakes was called, Bible Boy, or T.D. He liked carrying a bible and imitating evangelistic preachers. Though somewhat shy due to a speech impediment, he was still unbending and ambitious. His minority business development training began early. He delivered newspapers and helped care for his father. T.D. also worked at a chemical plant, was a gospel music director and at 17 he accepted his call to preach.
At, 19, Bishop T. D. Jakes was licensed and ordained as a pastor, a traveling and street evangelist. Pastor Jakes founded a storefront church. With 50 families, he opened the first Potter’s House in Texas. Christian radio, Christian television broadcasts and global conferences were launched. Help centers were developed. Global missions for food aid, fresh drinking water, agriculture ministry and more were also started.
Pentecostal Charismatic preacher, Bishop T.D. Jakes, has accomplished several Godsent ministerial exploits. As a gospel music artist, he’s received Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Awards. He is a recipient of radio, film and leadership awards. Humanitarian, presidential and foreign efforts were awarded, too. He has a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Christian marketing and ministry. As a bestselling author, Bishop Jakes has written almost 130 books and produced, authored and starred in 8 movies. He has recorded almost 50 songs and is also a Christian talk show host.
Jakes refers to himself as a “spiritual physician.” His Jesus Ministry message points believers to kingdom success in every area of life. He believes there is nothing wrong with being “blessed and successful.” He is married to Serita Ann Jamison and has five children.
The reason you are not dead yet is because you still have a lot that God wants you to do and places He wants you to see. _ T. D. Jakes
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