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T. D. Jakes
Bishop T.D. (Thomas Dexter) Jakes is an American televangelist. He currently is the pastor of The Potters House, a primarly African-American Pentecostal megachurch in Dallas, Texas. His church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potters Touch, which airs on the Trinity Brodcasting Network . Other aspects of Jakes' ministry include an annual revival called "MegaFest" and gospel music recordings.
He founded The Potters House in 1996, with about 50 families. By December 2002, it had 28,000 members. This has been said by some as one of the fastest growing megachurches in America.
Jakes lives in Dallas with his wife Serita and their five children.
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