Noted luminaries, surprise celebrity guests, others expected to commemorate the church’s milestone this Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. CT
The minister that TIME magazine called “America’s Best Preacher” and “The Next Billy Graham” found a home in Dallas for The Potter’s House in 1996 and it grew to the 30,000 member global ministry who the nation has seen: build fresh-water wells and hospitals in Kenya through its global humanitarian arm MegaCARE, introduce its inspirational conference series like the global juggernaut MegaFEST which draws crowds of over 100,000 and contributes millions to the city’s economic impact and serve over 30,000 returning citizens and help introduce government legislation around criminal justice reform through the Texas Offender Reentry Initiative.
Twenty-five years after establishing one of the most iconic and influential churches in America, Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House continue to find innovative ways to help those in need and amass a global following.
Sunday, July 4 at the Dallas-based church there will be a celebration of the work the mega ministry continues to do in all facets of faith, entertainment and business.
Last month, the Bishop announced plans to improve the quality of life for people of color with his Atlanta revitalization project and he debuted a new sermon series on network REVOLT entitled Kingdom Culture with T.D. Jakes that will feature sermons conversations directly from the services filmed at The Potter’s House.
In 2020, also Jakes launched the T.D. Jakes Foundation, a workforce development and community building foundation harnessing decades of resources and connections to prepare people for success in the 21st-century workforce, and connect corporations to new, highly skilled pools of talent amid increasing global competition.
In addition to celebrating 25 years of the Dallas-based global ministry, Jakes will be marking other milestones, including his 45th anniversary in ministry with additional commemorations planned throughout the year.
Various community leaders, elected officials, public figures and other noted guests are set to meet to help Jakes and The Potter’s House family celebrate this quarter century milestone. Amongst those expected are singer Yolanda Adams, Pat Smith and other surprise celebrity guests.
Place: The Potters’ House of Dallas, 6777 W. Kiest, Blvd., Dallas, TX
Time: Begins at 9 a.m. CDT
In 1980, Bishop Jakes started his first church, Greater Emmanuel Temple of Faith, out of a storefront in Montgomery, W.V., with fewer than 50 members. By 1993, the church had moved, settling in Cross Lanes, and had grown to 1,000 members. Jakes along with 50 families then relocated to Dallas, where he founded The Potter’s House.
Today, the congregation has grown to more than 30,000 members. Bishop Jakes ministers to one of the fastest-growing audiences in the world.
The Potter’s House reaches audiences of more than 22 million online and Bishop Jake’s trusted voice is heard in more than 80 million homes each day.
Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House Sunday service are available to stream free on all of their official digital platforms.