TD Jakes Live Sunday 2 January 2022 Service | The Potter’s Church
In 1982, at age 25, Jakes became the pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith, a storefront church in Smithers, West Virginia, with ten members. In 1988, he joined the denomination Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies founded by Bishop Sherman Watkins. In 1990, Jakes moved to South Charleston, West Virginia, and his congregation grew again, to 300 members. In 1993 he moved to Cross Lanes, West Virginia.
In 1995, he founded “TDJ Enterprises” which publishes his books and produces his films. From 1995 to 1996, Jakes hosted “Get Ready,” a weekly radio and television show with national distribution through syndication.
In 1996, Jakes, founded The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, a non-denominational church located on a 34-acre hilltop campus, the Potter’s House features a 5,000-seat auditorium, as well as offices for employees and staff.
In 2005, Jakes accompanied President George W. Bush on his visit to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. On January 20, 2009, Jakes led the early morning prayer service for President Barack Obama at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C.
Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. was born June 9, 1957, known as T. D. Jakes, is an American bishop, author and filmmaker. He is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational American megachurch. Jakes’s church services and Evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter’s Touch.
Jakes’ album A Wing and a Prayer won the “Best Gospel or Chorus Album” at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2003. He has also received Grammy and Dove Award nominations for the gospel album “Live at The Potter’s House.” PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly named Jakes among America’s “Top 10 Religious Leaders.” Time magazine featured Jakes on the cover of its September 17, 2001, issue with the provocative question, “Is This Man the Next Billy Graham?