If you aren't familiar with Bishop T.D. Jakes, it could only mean you're white or, like much of the entertainment industry and American media, generally clueless about the lives of this country's tens of millions of evangelical Christians. To black Americans, Jakes is an icon--a preaching, teaching, entrepreneurial dynamo. Known simply as "Bishop" to his many followers, Jakes founded the Potter's House in Dallas, a Pentecostal megachurch with some 30,000 members, not to mention the millions who catch its services on television. Jakes is an unlikely superstar: burly and bald, telegenic only because... More >>>
Preach it: Bishop T.D. Jakes, as himself, counsels Kimberly Elise's Michelle after she's sold out, turned out and turned inside out.