Chairman T.D. Jakes

Chief Executive Officer, TDJ Enterprises

T. D. Jakes, is one of the world’s most revered communicators, leveraging his pioneering vision and instinct to serve others that extend well beyond the walls of a church. Throughout his life, T.D. Jakes has served and inspired people on a global scale, and his impact on the world through humanitarian missions, building neighborhoods and institutions of higher learning, creating diverse entertainment and being a trusted voice for millions for more than four decades, Jakes is multi-dimensional, a real in-the-flesh renaissance man.

Jakes serves as Chairman and CEO of The T.D. Jakes Group; the T.D. Jakes Group is a global conglomerate that’s worked for nearly five decades at the intersection of mission, ministry and marketplace to solve society’s problems through strategic alliances creating equity and providing solutions for underrepresented and underserved communities. The organization’s four pillars operate globally:

  • T.D. Jakes Enterprises is a civil rights award-winning social impact holding company reaching millions through entrepreneurial training, minority business accelerator initiatives like its lauded Good Soil initiative and trailblazing representation in streaming unscripted series, film, music and publishing that has grossed over $500 million worldwide through original entertainment content.
  • T.D. Jakes Foundation is building bridges by unlocking the power of global competition through workforce training that prepares workers to compete in today’s economy through STEM/STEAM education, financial literacy and inclusion, and a laser focus to close the racial wealth gap and support minority women in corporate leadership.
  • T.D. Jakes Real Estate Ventures is actively developing sustainable communities with a focus on economic development, eradicating food deserts and opening doors for home ownership and wealth building where none existed before.
  • T.D. Jakes Ministries is a faith-based international organization who’s inspiring content is translated to over 90 languages each week, is broadcasted in over 100 million homes each week and whose returning citizen advocacy work has helped over 30,000 individuals create lasting, generational change.

Through partnerships and disruptive thinking, The T.D. Jakes Group continues to make connections across sectors and stakeholders to create lasting, generational change and create a more equitable society. The T.D. Jakes Group has engineered strategic alliances companies like Wells Fargo, Amazon, Roc Nation, AT&T, Dallas Mavericks, Goldman Sachs and government institutions like the Department of Justice and The White House. The T.D. Jakes Group has worked for more than four decades at the intersection of mission, ministry and marketplace. Around every corner, every initiative T.D. Jakes connects people from different walks of life across the globe.

As a Bishop, Jakes founded The Potter’s House, a non-denominational multicultural global church with 30,000+ members with campuses around the U.S. whose online streams reach millions more. Jakes teaches to one of the most engaged audiences in the world. His trusted voice is heard in more than 100 million homes each day. By sharing practical applications of biblical truths accumulated during 45 years in ministry, he is a gateway for engaging and activating audiences around the globe.

An advisor to three U.S. Presidents, Jakes has been called “America’s Treasure” by Oprah Winfrey, “America’s Best Preacher” by TIME Magazine, received some of the nation’s most prestigious honors, been inducted into the and is a master communicator for all ages. T.D. Jakes has been instrumental in growing the space for powerful values-based content in the media and entertainment industry including: film, television, radio, publishing, podcasts, a self-titled talk show, and an award-winning music label. As an accomplished film producer, T.D. Jakes’ movies have grossed hundreds of millions and catapulted the values-based film and entertainment industry to impressive heights.

A persuasive, thought-provoking and intersectional communicator, T.D. Jakes has more than 40 bestselling books including New York Times bestsellers, SOAR, Instinct, Don’t Drop the Mic and his most recent New York Times Best-seller Disruptive Thinking.

As a devoted husband to Serita Jakes of more than 40 years, the power couple has successfully raised five beautiful children, including Jamar Jakes, Jermaine Jakes, Cora Jakes, Sarah Jakes Roberts and Dexter Jakes.

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