T. D. Jakes Biography
T D Jakes Is an American bishop, also author, and filmmaker. He was born on 1957, 9 June, in South Charleston, West Virginia. Jakes is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational church in America. T. D. Jakes was known as the ‘bible boy’ in his community. However, he was told he would never preach due to his Slight lisp. Bishop Jakes’ evangelistic sermons and church services are broadcasted on The Potter’s Touch.
T D Jakes Age, Birthday, Nationality, and Ethnic Background
Jakes is currently 65 years old, born on 9 June 1957 in South Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America. Moreover, he celebrates his birthday every 9th of June of the year.
Further, the South Charleston native enjoys his nationality as American. During one of the PBS programs “African American Lives”, his DNA of Jakes was analyzed.
The revelation detailed his Y chromosome showing that he came from Africa, particularly from the Igbo people of Nigeria. However, based on the story of his family, it was suggested that he hailed from them via his grandmother.
T D Jakes Height, Weight, and Other Measurements
T D’s estimated height is 6ft 2inc (Approx. 1.88m). Further, he weighs around 80 kg (176 pounds). However, his other measurements including biceps are still under review. READ MORE: Paula White Bio, Age, Trump, Husband, Kids, Net Worth, Parents, & Height
T. D. Jakes Parents and Siblings | Family Background
Jakes’ father is Ernest Jakes, Sr., and his mother, Edith Jakes. He has 3 siblings among them are Jacqueline Jakes, and Ernest Jakes. Nonetheless, Jake is the last born in his family.
T. D. Jakes Education Background
Jakes attended West Virginian State college. However, due to the high demand of school and church together with a full-time chemical plant, he dropped out after a year.
Nonetheless, in 1985, Friend International University awarded Jakes with a B.A degree in biblical studies. Also, got an M.A. degree in 1990 and D.Min. in 1995.
T D Jakes Wife / Spouse | family
Jakes got married to Sarita Jakes in 1982. May 29. Sarita is a talented writer, visionary, and orator. Moreover, she works together with her husband.
T D Jakes Children / Kids
Bishop T.D. Jakes and his wife Serita Jakes are blessed with five children. Among them are; Jamar Jakes, Thomas Jakes Jr, Jermaine Jakes, and daughters Cora Jakes Coleman and Sarah Jakes Roberts.
Moreover, Sarah Jakes Roberts (Jakes’s daughter) is a writer, businesswoman, and media personality. She became popular when she became a teen mom at the age of 14 years and went through a public divorce.
She has however managed to change her profile and is happily married to Toure Roberts and a proud mother of four beautiful children. In 2009, Jermaine Jakes(Jakes’ son) was arrested for indecent exposure.
He has maintained a low profile and strays from controversies since then. Nonetheless, Jamar Jakes and Jermaine Jakes Jakes hold various posts in the family business, TDJ Enterprises.
Furthermore, The youngest son Thomas Jakes Jr. just graduated from college and is recruited into the family business. Cora Jakes Coleman who has followed her parent’s footsteps is an author and a preacher.
She is also a mom of two adopted kids, a 5year old boy, and an 11-year-old girl. However, Cora struggled with infertility before she and her husband finally opted for adoption.
T. D. Jakes Ministries
At age 25, 1982, T.D. Jakes became the pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith, located in West Virginia, with only ten members. Jakes found a new church in 1988 where he joined the denomination of High Ground Always Always Abounding Assemblies which was founded by Bishop Sherman Watkins.
Nonetheless, his congregation grew to 300 congregants in 1990 when he moves to South Charleston, West Virginia. Jakes then moved to Cross Lanes, West Virginia. ‘TDJ Enterprice’ was founded in 1995 by Jakes and produces as well as publishes his films.
Furthermore, from 1995-1996, Jakes hosted ”Get Ready” with national distribution, a show that ran weekly on radio and television. In 1996, T. D. Jakes found a non-denominational church known as The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas.
The church featured a 5000-seat auditorium and offices for employees and staff, it was located on a 34-acre hilltop campus. Furthermore, in 2005, Jake visited the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina in the company of President George W. Bush.
Jakes led the early morning prayer at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C for President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Moreover, in 2009, Jake collaborated with, Jay McGraw, Dr. Phil McGraw, and CBS Television Distribution to project a syndicated, secular talk show.
However, due to economic issues within the syndicated television market, the program never materialized. Furthermore, in 2015 July Jakes was assigned to host a new secular talk show hosted by, Debmar-Mercury and Tegna Inc.
Between August 17th- Sep 11th, 2015, Jakes aired a test run on Tegna stations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, and Minneapolis. Moreover, on May 10, 2016, Tegna proclaimed that it would begin airing Jakes’s show on September 12 in over 50 markets across the country. On 2017 March 15, Tegna published that T. D. Jakes was abolished due to bad ratings and low margins.
TJakes Net Worth
T. D. Jakes’ net worth has been appraised at $20 million. Furthermore, Jakes has shared more about his wealth with Oprah in a 2012 interview.