Bishop T.D. Jakes (Courtesy photo)

Bishop T.D. Jakes and members of The Potter’s House marked the church’s 25th anniversary on July 4. Special guests included gospel singer Yolanda Adams, along with Marvin Jones III and Pat Smith.

Yolanda Adams (Courtesy photo)

The Dallas-based ministry celebrated the milestone while looking to the future of the work that the mega-church continues to do in all facets of faith, entertainment and business.  Earlier this month, Jakes announced plans to improve the quality of life for people of color with his Atlanta revitalization project  and also 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.

Marvin Jones III and Pat Smith (Courtesy photo)

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 that has:

  • built fresh-water wells and a maternity hospital wing in Kenya through its global humanitarian arm MegaCARE,
  • introduced its inspirational conference series like MegaFEST, which draws crowds of over 100,000 and contributes millions to the city’s economic impact, and
  • served over 30,000 returning citizens and helped introduce government legislation around criminal justice reform through the Texas Offender Reentry Initiative.

The Potter’s House reaches audiences of more than 22 million online and Jakes’ voice is heard in more than 80 million homes each day.