The Bishop of Potter’s House, T.D. Jakes, is famous for his sermons which are broadcasted on The Potter’s Touch and are aired on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Lightsource.com, The Word Network, The Daystar Television Network, and Black Entertainment Television. Keep reading to know more about T.D. Jakes’s net worth in 2018.
T.D. Jakes Early Life
Jakes was born on 9th June 1957 in South Charleston located in West Virginia, and he was brought up in Vandalia, where he attended local Baptist churches. He worked in many local industries in his teenage as his father was not able to work. He started preaching in the local churches as a part-time and also joined the West Virginia State University, but can’t carry his studies and soon left the university. He continued his part-time preaching and took the job of local Union Carbide. He came in contact with Serita Jamison and later married her in 1992.
Now Jakes became renowned after he became a pastor of the Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith as the church grew with time and thus gaining popularity for Jake as a Pastor and speaker. From 1982 to 1985, he ran a radio ministry named The Master’s Plan. Bishop Sherman Watkins encouraged Jakes a lot. He asked him to start a church at Charleston after ordaining him as a minister of the Higher Ground Assembly.
Jakes completed his education through correspondence courses. After completing his M.A. in 1990, Jakes completed Doctor of Ministry in Religious Studies on 1995 from Friends International Christian University. He began a television ministry too, and his ministry gained success and fame day by day.
T.D. Jakes Career
He founded Potter’s House in 1996 which was a nondimensional megachurch in Dallas, Texas. He was there with 50 employees along with his wife and children. The membership of the church grew very rapidly. From its start till 1998 the membership grew from 7000 to 14000. President George W. Bush asked Jake to join him when he was visiting the places affected by a Hurricane named Katrina. Jake also lead the led early morning prayer service in 2009 at St. John’s Church for Barrack Obama.
Awards & Achievements
He did get a lot of awards for his work. The number of honorary degrees and doctorates which he got is 13. He got the award for Best Gospel or Chorus Album in the 46th Grammy Awards for his album ‘A Wing and a Prayer.’ He is also among the top 10 religious leaders in America.
Net Worth of T.D. Jakes
As a great pastor, author and filmmaker, Jake earned a lot of money. Right now T. D. Jakes net worth is around $18 million. The worth of the house where he lives right now is around $1,700,000, and he has another brick house colored pink with four garages which worth around $2,600,000.
Jakes is a great author in addition to all these works he does. Six of his books have appeared in national religious best sellers list. One million copies of his books are sold since 1993.