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Bishop T. D. Jakes

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, born 16 Feb 1952
Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr., born 9 Jun 1957
December 19, 2008
Epson inkjet photograph
Sheet: 147.3 x 111.8cm (58 x 44")
Frame: 152.4 x 116.8cm (60 x 46")
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Owner: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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© 2008 Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
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Since first opening a storefront church in his home state of West Virginia in 1979, Bishop T. D. Jakes (born 1957) has built a dynamic ministry that now extends far beyond the walls of The Potter’s House—the multicultural, nondenominational Christian megachurch he founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1996. Committed to the belief that his role is “to open the door of the Church for hurting people and refocus what the Church was meant to be in our society,” Jakes has developed popular religious-themed conferences and successfully utilized the mediums of radio, television, film, theater, recording, and publishing to deliver his message. A Grammy Award winner and prolific author whose books have reached the New York Times best-seller list, Jakes is also responsible for multiple initiatives to assist those in need—from the homeless and jobless to substance abusers and ex-offenders.
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