Bishop 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 and CNN, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages.
Beyond the pulpit, Jakes is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards. His global impact is also felt through high profile conference series, such as MegaFest and the International Pastors and Leadership Conference. He is also the founder of the T.D. Jakes School of Leadership.
Additionally, T.D. Jakes’ reach and presence spans television, radio, and countless films, including A Dog’s Way Home, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. Author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive and DESTINY: Step Into Your Purpose, his forthcoming book, Crushing: God Turns Pressure Into Power, is slated for release spring 2019. Married to Serita for more than three decades, he is the father of five and a proud grandfather.