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Bishop T.D. Jakes: Mind, Body & Soul

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"I think I'm gonna be able to really talk to people about who they are and who they are inside". That's T.D. Jakes describing how his new talk show will be much different than the other ones out there. "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" premieres on BET this Fall.

The Bishop also talked to Steve and Maria about who his biggest influence was growing up...and still dictates what he does and how he does it to this day. He also talks about what he calls "a challenging time" these days for parents and their children and how "you can't make a withdrawal if you haven't made a deposit". Aside from the new show, Jakes will also be sharing the stage with Oprah Winfrey next month at "Megafest".

He's also behind a new movie about the life of Winnie Mandela, starring Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson. It hits theaters in September.

Fun Facts about Bishop TD Jakes:

  • Jakes is the bishop/chief pastor of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American megachurch, with 30,000 members, located in Dallas, Texas.
  • In 2005 Jakes accompanied President George W. Bush on his visit to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. In his book Decision Points, President Bush describes Jakes as "a kind of man who puts faith into action."
  • On January 20, 2009, Jakes led the early morning prayer service for President Barack Obama at St. John's Church in Washington, D.C., according to NBC News.
  • Time magazine featured Jakes on the cover of its September 17, 2001 issue with the provacative question: "Is This Man the Next Billy Graham?".

(Source: Wikipedia)

"Winnie Mandela" hits theaters in September. "T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul" debuts on BET this fall. "Megafest" will be August 29th through the 31st at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. 

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