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Bishop T. D. (Thomas Dexter) Jakes is an American televangelist. He currently is the pastor of The Potter’s House, a primarily African-American non-denominational megachurch in Dallas, Texas. His church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter’s Touch, which airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He also airs on The Word Network. Other aspects of Jakes’ ministry include an annual revival called “MegaFest”, an annual women’s conference called “Woman Thou Art Loosed”, and gospel music recordings.
Bishop T. D. Jakes has become one of America’s best-known ministers. He has met many famous evangelicals, and many of them look to Bishop Jakes as a sort of Billy Graham. He founded The Potter’s House in 1996, with about 50 families that had relocated with him from his former congregation, Greater Emmanuel Temple of Faith in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. By December 2002, it had 28,000 members.