Thomas Dexter Jakes is an American author and filmmaker. He was born on 9th June 1957. He was born in South Charleston in West Virginia, United States. He started his career by working for industries in his locality. Today, he the Bishop of an American church and an established writer and filmmaker. Early Life Jakes was born and brought up in Virginia itself. He was enrolled at Virginia State University but later dropped out to take care of his invalid father. He worked at the local church as part time. Jakes began his journey as a pastor at the Temple of Faith in West Virginia itself. Jakes’ dedication towards his belief made him a confident speaker and pastor. As years passed by, Jakes' congregation grew, and he started to focus on the needs of the women. Women, who had been abused and ignored. He runs a Sunday to Sunday class for women to encourage and motivate them. His speeches were also aired on various TV networks. He expanded his influence across Virginia and in 1994, he officially found an organization for himself which was known as T. D. JAKES Ministries Organization. He continues to write spiritual healings and publishes them to the newer audiences. He is presently the Bishop of The Potter’s House, which is spread over a 34-acre area. Career It was in 1980 that pastor joined the Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith. He started with a group of 10 people but later established it to 100. His organization is a non-profit congregation. He has produced and televised many lectures which are aired on TV. He also runs weekly conferences to spread his message.
In 2004, he produced Woman Thou Art Loosed to spread the message of women power. And in 2014, he came up with Heaven Is for Real, which demonstrated Jakes’ study. Jakes started all of this by writing. He first wrote Intimacy with God and then followed it by Loved by God. His book’s motives are to guide people through their lives. He went on to many, many such books which narrated the aspects of living on the planet. Jakes got married to his childhood sweetheart Pastor Serita Ann in 1981 and since then they have been going strong. Jakes has received plaudits from not just the audiences but from the industry as well. He was nominated for his albums at Grammy and Dove Awards. His prayer won the Best Gospel Award at the Grammy Awards in 2003. T.D. Jakes throughout his life has helped many people with his work. He has pledged himself to helping the human kind and guiding them through their lives. He will continue to do it for the rest of his life. In 2016, he will be producing
Miracles From Heaven
, which will feature him also. He will continue to publish his writings and arrange conferences to spread his study. T D Jakes is not just an inspiration but someone you can look upto.